Photographer, Commercial Salary (United States)

A Photographer, Commercial earns an average salary of $45,705 per year. A skill in Product Photography is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Photographer, Commercial Salary (?
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$29,734 - $69,459
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MEDIAN: $45,705
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Photographer, Commercial Salary (?
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$9.15 - $48.37
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,734 - $69,459  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,044  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $2,023  
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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$24,730 - $72,315  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 203
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.15 - $48.37  
   
Overtime
$12.26 - $72.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,044  
   
Profit Sharing
$800 - $2,023  
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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$24,730 - $72,315  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 130
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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

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Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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$42,000
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Experience Affects Photographer, Commercial Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%
Experienced
up arrow 23%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$42,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Photographer, Commercial Salaries

National Average
$42,000

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
41%
female alumni
 
Male
59%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 31%