Senior Photographer Salary

A Senior Photographer earns an average salary of $63,358 per year.

$32,681 - $90,042
$33K
$63K
$90K
MEDIAN: $63,358
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90%

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$10.70 - $33.94
$11
$19
$34
MEDIAN: $19.32
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$32,681 - $90,042  
   
Bonus
$302.01 - $9,933  
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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$30,068 - $91,597  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.70 - $33.94  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $41.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$302.01 - $9,933  
   
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).
)
$30,068 - $91,597  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Job Description for Senior Photographer

Senior photographers work for a range of organizations, including advertising/marketing companies, photography studios, magazines, and newspapers, and many also work independently. Because this is a senior position, a great deal of experience is typically required and they must also be able to coach and mentor less experienced photographers. Flexibility is often necessary for this position, as they may need to work varied schedules including days, evenings, nights, holidays, or weekends. They may be required to stand and walk for long periods of time and must be able to stoop, squat, bend, climb, and kneel to take pictures from different angles. Senior photographers must also be knowledgeable in using natural or unnatural lighting, familiar with both digital and conventional cameras, and able to carry and move heavy equipment and props.

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Senior Photographer Tasks

  • Review sets of photographs to select the best work.
  • Utilize software such as Photoshop, Lightroom, and Bridge to edit photographs.
  • Use creative and technical photography knowledge to compose high-equality photographs.
  • Assess, critique, and train junior photographers.
  • Conduct photography sessions across a variety of customers and settings.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Photographer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,150

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Key Stats for Senior Photographer

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
28%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Senior Photographer Salaries

▲16%

▲12%

National Average
$58,000

▼3%

▼45%

Skills That Affect Senior Photographer Salaries


Adobe Photoshop
▼0%

National Average
$58,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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