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Photographer, Still Salary

Still Photographers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $16.51 per hour. Most Still Photographers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — close to one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. Women Still Photographers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$28,883 - $77,500
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $41,485
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$10.60 - $34.52
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$28,883 - $77,500  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,681  
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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$26,089 - $71,091  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.60 - $34.52  
   
Overtime
$14.79 - $35.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,681  
   
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).
)
$26,089 - $71,091  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
United States (change)

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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Experience Affects Photographer, Still Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 25%