Photographer, Commercial with Product Photography Skills Salary

Pay for Commercial Photographers with Product Photography skills sits in the ballpark of $47K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Commercial Photographers with Product Photography skills (61 percent) survey respondents are male. Although a majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, just under a third claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$31,160 - $67,230
(Median)
$31K
$47K
$67K
MEDIAN: $47,416
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90%

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$10.92 - $29.59
(Median)
$11
$15
$30
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,160 - $67,230  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,047  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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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$24,816 - $66,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.92 - $29.59  
   
Overtime
$17.45 - $37.48  
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
$0.00 - $7,047  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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).
)
$24,816 - $66,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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Pay by Experience Level for Photographer, Commercial

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


For many Commercial Photographers with Product Photography skills, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $33K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $47K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $51K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $56K.

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Experience Affects Photographer, Commercial Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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