Photographer, Still Salary

Median pay for Still Photographers in the United States is around $16.35 per hour. Pay ranges from $10.28 per hour on the low end to $34.52 on the high end. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. Most Still Photographers report high levels of job satisfaction. While approximately one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$27,617 - $86,088

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$10.28 - $34.52

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$27,617 - $86,088  
   
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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$24,644 - $75,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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$24,644 - $75,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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Job Description for Photographer, Still

Still photographers capture photographs of both people, landscapes, inanimate objects, and other sights. These pictures may be used either by clients for commercial purposes, such as brochures, banners, and websites, or for personal uses such as commemorating events and milestones.

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Photographer, Still Tasks

  • 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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Still Photographers report a focused set of job skills. Product Photography and Adobe Photoshop are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those with knowledge of Adobe Photoshop tend to be skilled in Product Photography as well.

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Experience Affects Photographer, Still Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Photographer, Still Salaries

Product Photography
up arrow 8%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

National Average
$41,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 25%
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