Photojournalist Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Photojournalist is $14.02 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
Photojournalist Total Pay (?
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$24,933 - $64,512
(Median)
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35K
51K
65K
MEDIAN: $35,060
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Photojournalist Total Pay (?
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$10.08 - $23.62
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,933 - $64,512  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,447  
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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$22,938 - $56,729  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 224
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.08 - $23.62  
   
Overtime
$15.46 - $44.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,447  
   
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).
)
$22,938 - $56,729  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 224
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Job Description for Photojournalist
  • Review sets of photographs to select the best work.
  • Operate various types of photographic and computer equipment to create photographic images.
  • Use creative knowledge to compose photographs.
  • Take pictures either in studio or on location.
  • Work with clients or workplace teams to create photographic images.
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Pay by Experience Level for Photojournalist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Photojournalist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 60%
Experienced
up arrow 27%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$32,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Photojournalist Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%
National Average
$32,000
Job Satisfaction
Highly satisfied Image
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 51 votes.
Gender
Female
34%
female alumni
 
Male
66%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 16%
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