Photographer, Commercial Salary (United States)

A Photographer, Commercial earns an average salary of $45,935 per year. A skill in Product Photography is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Photographer, Commercial Total Pay (?
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$29,847 - $69,462
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MEDIAN: $45,935
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Photographer, Commercial Total Pay (?
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$9.14 - $49.58
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,847 - $69,462  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,023  
Profit Sharing
$151.01 - $3,477  
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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$24,740 - $72,620  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 360
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.14 - $49.58  
   
Overtime
$13.09 - $50.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,023  
   
Profit Sharing
$151.01 - $3,477  
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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$24,740 - $72,620  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 360
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Job Description for Photographer, Commercial

  • Review photographs and select the most suitable for the client.
  • Edit and deliver photos, providing metadata and context as necessary.
  • Photograph designated subjects, adjusting composition, and camera settings for optimal end result.
  • Schedule photo shoots, test equipment, and interpret client requests.
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Pay by Experience Level for Photographer, Commercial

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

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
up arrow 12%
New York
up arrow 8%
National Average
$43,000
Los Angeles
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Experience Affects Photographer, Commercial Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%
Experienced
up arrow 19%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$43,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Photographer, Commercial Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
0%
National Average
$43,000
Graphic Design
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
39%
female alumni
 
Male
61%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 31%
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