Senior Photographer Salary

A Senior Photographer earns an average salary of $57,664 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$34,087 - $98,695
(Median)
$34K
$58K
$99K
MEDIAN: $57,664
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50%
90%

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$11.48 - $38.44
(Median)
$11
$19
$38
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$34,087 - $98,695  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
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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$31,492 - $95,883  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.48 - $38.44  
   
Overtime
$18.87 - $34.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
   
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).
)
$31,492 - $95,883  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Job Description for Senior Photographer

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Photographer

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

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Experience Affects Senior Photographer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 39%

Skills That Affect Senior Photographer Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

National Average
$57,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 11%
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