Photographer, Still Salary

The average Still Photographer in the United States earns approximately $16.35 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $10.28 per hour, and the top verges on $34.52. Women Still Photographers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Job satisfaction for Still Photographers is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$27,812 - $85,569
(Median)
$28K
$43K
$86K
MEDIAN: $43,000
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$10.28 - $34.52
(Median)
$10
$16
$35
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$27,812 - $85,569  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,000  
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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$24,698 - $75,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.28 - $34.52  
   
Overtime
$23.91 - $29.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,000  
   
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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$24,698 - $75,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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Job Description for Photographer, Still

  • 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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Survey takers who work as Still Photographers report a focused set of job skills. Product Photography and Adobe Photoshop are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Adobe Photoshop and Product Photography are also commonly seen together.

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Experience Affects Photographer, Still Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Photographer, Still Salaries

Product Photography
up arrow 7%

National Average
$41,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 24%
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