The average salary for a Photography Director is $67,178 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Photography Director Total Pay (?
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$35,306 - $120,944
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67K
99K
120K
MEDIAN: $67,178
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Photography Director Total Pay (?
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$11.84 - $60.82
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$35,306 - $120,944  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,033  
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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$35,765 - $128,225  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 98
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $60.82  
   
Overtime
$12.50 - $107.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $10,033  
   
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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$35,765 - $128,225  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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Job Description for Photography Director
  • Apply best practices for use of light, framing, and composition.
  • Evaluate, manipulate, and publish photos using computer software.
  • Photograph people, events, and items according client specifications.
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Experience Affects Photography Director Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$63,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 16 votes.
Gender
Female
47%
female alumni
 
Male
53%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
23%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 25%
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