Photographer, Commercial with Product Photography Skills Salary
Commercial Photographers with Product Photography skills may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $45K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. The majority of Commercial Photographers with Product Photography skills (63 percent) who took the survey are men. 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.
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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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $32K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $43K. For Commercial Photographers with Product Photography skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $52K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $53K.