A Photographer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $49,435 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$21,455 - $94,687
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$21K
$49K
$95K
MEDIAN: $49,434
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$8.39 - $98.63
(Median)
$8
$17
$99
MEDIAN: $16.00
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Salary
$21,455 - $94,687  
   
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$21,079 - $96,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Hourly Rate
$8.39 - $98.63  
   
Overtime
$109.00  
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$21,079 - $96,000  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Experience Affects Photographer Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Photographer Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Editing
up arrow 3%

Product Photography
up arrow 3%

Sales
up arrow 5%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 7%

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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