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.

$30,029 - $73,856
(Median)
$30K
$45K
$74K
MEDIAN: $44,776
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$10.65 - $25.85
(Median)
$11
$15
$26
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,029 - $73,856  
   
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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$24,455 - $66,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.65 - $25.85  
   
Overtime
$16.75 - $48.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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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$24,455 - $66,087  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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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.

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Experience Affects Photographer, Commercial Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 35%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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