The average Commercial Photographer with Product Photography skills earns approximately $15.21 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Some workers in this field — just under one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by just over a half. The majority of Commercial Photographers with Product Photography skills (62 percent) survey respondents are male. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Commercial Photographers with Product Photography skills — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$30,000 - $76,295
$30K
$45K
$76K
MEDIAN: $45,088
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$10.70 - $28.14
$11
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$28
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,000 - $76,295  
   
Bonus
$243.98 - $9,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
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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$24,586 - $67,771  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.70 - $28.14  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $38.64  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$243.98 - $9,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
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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$24,586 - $67,771  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 82

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Pay by Experience Level for Photographer, Commercial

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker earns $33K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $41K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Commercial Photographers with Product Photography skills make a median salary of $52K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $54K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Key Stats for Photographer, Commercial

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Photographer, Commercial Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$39,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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