Average Photographer Salary in Australia

AU$54,392
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
AU$1,500
Bonus
AU$200
Commission
AU$3,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Photographer in Australia is AU$54,392.
10%
A$41k
MEDIAN
A$54k
90%
A$82k
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AU$41k - AU$82k
Bonus
AU$39 - AU$10k
Profit Sharing
AU$0 - AU$4k
Commission
AU$0 - AU$200
Total Pay
AU$42k - AU$107k
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What Do Photographers Do?

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.

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What Are Popular Skills for Photographers?

Skills in Product Photography and Editing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Social Media Marketing, Video Editing and Adobe Photoshop.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Photographers?

An entry-level Photographer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$49,579 based on 15 salaries. An early career Photographer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$51,565 based on 163 salaries. A mid-career Photographer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$54,546 based on 127 salaries. An experienced Photographer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$60,084 based on 83 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$61,042.
Employees with Photographer in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 8.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Melbourne, Victoria (2.0% more) and Perth, Western Australia (0.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Newcastle, New South Wales (33.8% less), Gold Coast, Queensland (8.1% less) and Adelaide, South Australia (5.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 415 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.6%
Early Career
39.3%
Mid Career
30.6%
Experienced
20.0%
Late Career
6.5%

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