A Photo Technician earns an average wage of $10.11 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$32,427 - $45,781
$40K
MEDIAN: $40,000
50%

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$8.31 - $15.32
$8
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10.11
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$40,000  
   
Bonus
$3,250  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,364 - $36,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.31 - $15.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.17  
Overtime
$17.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$3,250  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,364 - $36,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 117

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Photo Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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.

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Key Stats for Photo Technician

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
052
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Photo Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$21,000


Skills That Affect Photo Technician Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 8%

National Average
$21,000

Product Photography
up arrow 2%


Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 55%
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