Senior Photographer Salary

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

$40,067 - $84,092
$40K
$60K
$84K
MEDIAN: $60,478
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50%
90%

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$11.00 - $35.00
$11
$19
$35
MEDIAN: $19.32
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$0$87K
Salary $40,067 - $84,092
Bonus $1,000
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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$31,213 - $87,134
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 65
Hourly Data $0$78
Hourly Rate $11.00 - $35.00
Overtime $10.30 - $78.54
Annual Data $0$87K
Bonus $1,000
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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$31,213 - $87,134
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19

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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.

Common Career Paths for Senior Photographer


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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Photographer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Photographer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Photographer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 18 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Photographer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 34 salaries. An experienced Senior Photographer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 41 salaries. A Senior Photographer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 24 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,942

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Key Stats for Senior Photographer

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Senior Photographer Salaries

▲18%

▲15%

National Average
$57,000

▼1%

▼44%

Skills That Affect Senior Photographer Salaries


Adobe Photoshop
▲3%

National Average
$57,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 15%
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