AU$54,841
Avg. Salary
AU$25.93
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

AU$1,952

Bonus

AU$19,653

Profit Sharing

AU$1,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Photographer is AU$25.93 per hour.

The average pay for a Photographer is AU$54,841 per year.

10%
AU$19.74
10%
AU$25.93
50%
AU$69.53
90%
90%
MEDIAN AU$25.93
10%
AU$40k
10%
AU$55k
50%
AU$82k
90%
90%
MEDIAN AU$54,841
AU$40,306 - AU$81,875
AU$40K
AU$55K
AU$82K
MEDIAN: AU$54,841
10%
50%
90%
AU$19.74 - AU$69.53
AU$20
AU$26
AU$70
MEDIAN: AU$25.93
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$103K
Salary AU$40,306 - AU$81,875
Bonus AU$39.45 - AU$10,137
Profit Sharing AU$19,653
Commission AU$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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AU$41,022 - AU$103,760
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 23 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 234
Hourly Data AU$0AU$147
Hourly Rate AU$19.74 - AU$69.53
Hourly Tips AU$5.83
Overtime AU$6.08 - AU$148
Annual Data AU$0AU$103K
Bonus AU$39.45 - AU$10,137
Commission AU$1,000
Profit Sharing AU$19,653
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).
)
AU$41,022 - AU$103,760
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 23 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 202

Job Description for Photographer

Photographers use their creative and technical capabilities to capture photos of people, places, and things. Photographers generally spend a great deal of time coming up with ways to market their skills to the public, and they are often hired to take photos at memorable events such as weddings, birthdays, and graduations. They usually have in-depth knowledge of photo editing software which may or may not be used to enhance pictures. It is also common for photographers to offer photo album designs to serve as covers for customers' memorable photographs.

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Photographer Tasks
  • Take pictures either in studio or on location.
  • Work with clients or workplace teams to create photographic images.
  • Use creative knowledge to compose photographs.
  • Review sets of photographs to select the best work.
  • Operate various types of photographic and computer equipment to create photographic images.

Photographer Pay By Employer

$0$53K

Lifetouch, Inc.
28 profiles
$22,782

$24,721

Self-Employed
6 profiles
$44,000

$22,880

Photographer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Photographer

Pay by Experience Level for Photographer

Pay by Experience for a Photographer has a positive trend. An entry-level Photographer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$52,000 based on 133 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Photographer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$58,000 based on 111 salaries. An experienced Photographer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$59,000 based on 94 salaries. A Photographer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$70,000 based on 15 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

6%

-4%

-6%

-8%

-9%

-14%

National Average: AU$55,209

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Photographer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Photographer?

Photographer in Sydney:
"Busy."
Pros: There are more opportunities
Cons: The public transportation

Photographer in Newcastle:
If you want it, go for it! Learn everything you need to!

Photographer in Sydney:
"Flexible Schedule/Work For Myself."
Pros: Get out of the house every day, good income. Lots of fun stuff is tax write-off.
Cons: Stressful deadlines. Clients are difficult to please. Dealing with other subcontractors and their schedules.

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Key Stats for Photographer

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Photographer Salaries

▲26%

▲8%

▲6%

National Average
AU$55,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Photographer Salaries


National Average
AU$55,000



Photography
▼4%

▼7%

▼17%

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 92%