A Photographer in San Francisco, California earns an average salary of $59,352 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Editing, Adobe Photoshop, and Product Photography.

$39,149 - $95,760
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MEDIAN: $59,352
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$39,149 - $95,760  
   
Total Pay (?
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$30,251 - $96,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.52  
   
Overtime
$26.50  
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Total Pay (?
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$30,251 - $96,120  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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Experience Affects Photographer Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Photographer Salaries

Editing
up arrow 31%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 29%

Product Photography
up arrow 29%

National Average
$51,000

Graphic Design
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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