Photo Technician Salary

A Photo Technician earns an average wage of $10.01 per hour. A skill in Adobe Photoshop is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$8.62 - $15.53
$8
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10.21
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50%
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Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $8.62 - $15.53
Overtime $15.00
Annual Data $0$34K
Bonus $600
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$17,982 - $34,588
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 89

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Job Description for Photo Technician

While the advent of digital photography and home photo printing have reduced the visibility of photo technicians in recent years, there are still many employers eager to hire them. Simply put, a photo technician develops photos either from film or digital files, sizes the photos according to customers' requirements, and performs any post-processing offered by the lab and/or requested by the customer.

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Photo Technician Tasks

  • Process images and create prints to customer specifications.
  • Maintain photo equipment and materials.
  • Ensure image and print quality, trouble shooting as necessary.

Common Career Paths for Photo Technician


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Pay by Experience Level for Photo Technician

Pay by Experience for a Photo Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Photo Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $19,000 based on 66 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Photo Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Photo Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 22 salaries. A Photo Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 10 salaries.

Photo Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Photo Technician?

Photo Technician in Wadesboro:
"A re-hire with supervisor experience doubting pay."
Pros: I enjoy most of the associates/ individuals I work with and assisting customers.
Cons: The open door policy. Some members of management have a flippant attitude and/ or unsure of their responsibilities. My main concern is with the Personnel Coordinator at this location. I truly believe without a doubt that she is ethically violating my rights and policies regarding associates.

Photo Technician in Fresno:
"Easy."
Pros: Customer service car.
Cons: A lot has changed culture stress.

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Key Stats for Photo Technician

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Photo Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲25%

Experienced
▲22%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$21,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Photo Technician Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
▲17%

National Average
$21,000

Product Photography
▼3%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 45%
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