A Photographer earns an average salary of AU$53,427 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

AU$38,999 - AU$81,196
AU$39K
AU$53K
AU$81K
MEDIAN: AU$53,350
10%
50%
90%
AU$19.13 - AU$73.97
AU$19
AU$25
AU$74
MEDIAN: AU$25.10
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$104K
Salary AU$38,999 - AU$81,196
Bonus AU$50.00 - AU$7,250
Profit Sharing AU$20,000
Commission AU$1,017
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$39,558 - AU$104,382
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 231
Hourly Data AU$0AU$115
Hourly Rate AU$19.13 - AU$73.97
Hourly Tips AU$5.83
Overtime AU$13.35 - AU$115
Annual Data AU$0AU$104K
Bonus AU$50.00 - AU$7,250
Commission AU$1,017
Profit Sharing AU$20,000
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$39,558 - AU$104,382
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 218

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$364K

Lifetouch, Inc.
25 profiles
$22,469

$24,255

$23,793

Self-Employed
7 profiles
$135,200

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

National Average: AU$52,948

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:
"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
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Photographer Salaries

▲32%

▲12%

▲10%

National Average
AU$53,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Photographer Salaries




Photography
▼0%

National Average
AU$53,000

▼3%

▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 91%