The average pay for a Photo Technician is $10.06 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$29,900 - $48,500
(Median)
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$41K
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MEDIAN: $40,694
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$8.28 - $15.22
(Median)
$8
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$40,695  
   
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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$17,290 - $35,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.28 - $15.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.17  
Overtime
$15.26  
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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$17,290 - $35,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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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

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

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

Photo Technician Reviews

What is it like working as a Photo Technician at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc?

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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Experience Affects Photo Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$21,000


Skills That Affect Photo Technician Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 9%

National Average
$21,000

Product Photography
up arrow 1%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 54%
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