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Photographer, Still Salary

An average Still Photographer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $16.14 per hour. While some workers in this profession — approximately one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. Women Still Photographers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The majority of Still Photographers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$28,383 - $83,838
(Median)
$28K
$42K
$84K
MEDIAN: $41,874
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50%
90%

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$10.08 - $25.98
(Median)
$10
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$28,383 - $83,838  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,795  
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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$24,541 - $73,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.08 - $25.98  
   
Overtime
$14.85 - $34.77  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,795  
   
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).
)
$24,541 - $73,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Still Photographers who took the survey. Product Photography and Adobe Photoshop are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 11 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Aptitude in Adobe Photoshop tends to also indicate an understanding of Product Photography.

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Experience Affects Photographer, Still Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Photographer, Still Salaries

Product Photography
up arrow 11%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 5%

National Average
$39,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 26%