A Photographer, Commercial earns an average salary of $45,394 per year. A skill in Product Photography is associated with high pay for this job.
Photographer, Commercial Total Pay (?
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$30,286 - $71,240
(Median)
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45K
58K
71K
MEDIAN: $45,393
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Photographer, Commercial Total Pay (?
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$9.04 - $51.73
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,286 - $71,240  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,110  
Profit Sharing
$152.05 - $3,452  
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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$24,515 - $78,015  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 412
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$9.04 - $51.73  
   
Overtime
$13.31 - $48.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,110  
   
Profit Sharing
$152.05 - $3,452  
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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$24,515 - $78,015  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 412
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Job Description for Photographer, Commercial
  • Review photographs and select the most suitable for the client.
  • Edit and deliver photos, providing metadata and context as necessary.
  • Photograph designated subjects, adjusting composition, and camera settings for optimal end result.
  • Schedule photo shoots, test equipment, and interpret client requests.
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Pay by Experience Level for Photographer, Commercial
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
up arrow 16%
New York
up arrow 9%
National Average
$43,000
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
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Experience Affects Photographer, Commercial Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%
Experienced
up arrow 20%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$43,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Photographer, Commercial Salaries

National Average
$43,000
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 4%
Graphic Design
up arrow 7%
Job Satisfaction
Highly satisfied Image
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 88 votes.
Gender
Female
36%
female alumni
 
Male
64%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 32%
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