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Photographer, Still Salary

Median pay for Still Photographers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $15.98 per hour. Compensation ranges between $10.04 per hour and $34.25. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women make up a slight majority of Still Photographers (51 percent) survey respondents. Health benefits are not claimed by all — one-fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too.

$28,000 - $85,000
(Median)
$28K
$43K
$85K
MEDIAN: $43,425
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50%
90%

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$10.04 - $34.25
(Median)
$10
$16
$34
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$28,000 - $85,000  
   
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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$24,288 - $74,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.04 - $34.25  
   
Overtime
$19.25 - $29.23  
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 - $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).
)
$24,288 - $74,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42

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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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Still Photographers report a focused set of job skills. Product Photography and Adobe Photoshop are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Product Photography is a skill commonly found among those who know Adobe Photoshop.

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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 22%

Skills That Affect Photographer, Still Salaries

Product Photography
up arrow 7%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

National Average
$41,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 26%
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