Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many News Photographers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $28K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $34K on average. News Photographers bring in $41K after working for 10 to 20 years. News Photographers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $50K.