A Photojournalist earns an average wage of $13.97 per hour. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Video Editing and Adobe Photoshop.
Photojournalist Total Pay (?
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$24,005 - $64,047
(Median)
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64K
MEDIAN: $33,872
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Photojournalist Total Pay (?
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$10.15 - $24.79
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,005 - $64,047  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,424  
Total Pay (?
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$22,665 - $57,307  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 244
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.15 - $24.79  
   
Overtime
$15.58 - $44.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,424  
   
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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$22,665 - $57,307  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 244
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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.
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 54%
Experienced
up arrow 29%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$32,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Photojournalist Salaries

National Average
$32,000
Job Satisfaction
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 48 votes.
Gender
Female
30%
female alumni
 
Male
70%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 18%
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