Photographer, Still Salary

Still Photographers in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $49K annually on average. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, approximately one-fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by slightly less than one-half. Most Still Photographers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Female Still Photographers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (65 percent) are women. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,511 - $73,407
$25K
$49K
$73K
MEDIAN: $48,894
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50%
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$10.30 - $20.32
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$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.68
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,511 - $73,407  
   
Total Pay (?
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$23,059 - $60,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $20.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.15  
Overtime
$21.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Total Pay (?
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$23,059 - $60,678  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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Job Description for Photographer, Still

Still photographers capture photographs of both people, landscapes, inanimate objects, and other sights. These pictures may be used either by clients for commercial purposes, such as brochures, banners, and websites, or for personal uses such as commemorating events and milestones.

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Photographer, Still Tasks

  • Review sets of photographs to select the best work.
  • Operate various types of photographic and computer equipment to create photographic images.
  • Use creative knowledge to compose photographs.
  • Take pictures either in studio or on location.
  • Work with clients or workplace teams to create photographic images.

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Pay by Experience Level for Photographer, Still

Pay by Experience for a Photographer, Still has a positive trend. An entry-level Photographer, Still with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 22 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Photographer, Still with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Photographer, Still which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 8 salaries. A Photographer, Still with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 12 salaries.

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Key Stats for Photographer, Still

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Photographer, Still Salaries

Late-Career
▲60%

Experienced
▲34%

Mid-Career
▲25%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Skills That Affect Photographer, Still Salaries

Product Photography
▲2%

National Average
$37,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 27%
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