The average salary for a Photographer is AU$54,367 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Photography and Adobe Lightroom. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

AU$40,558 - AU$80,103
AU$41K
AU$55K
AU$80K
MEDIAN: AU$54,883
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AU$19.63 - AU$66.75
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AU$25
AU$67
MEDIAN: AU$25.37
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AU$0AU$99K
Salary AU$40,558 - AU$80,103
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$9,863
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$41,023 - AU$99,016
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 138
Hourly Data AU$0AU$66
Hourly Rate AU$19.63 - AU$66.75
Overtime AU$41.50
Annual Data AU$0AU$99K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$9,863
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$41,023 - AU$99,016
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 108

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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$50,000 based on 141 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$57,000 based on 102 salaries. An experienced Photographer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$58,000 based on 44 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$59,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$54,465

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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
61 %
Male
39 %
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Photographer Salaries

▲8%

▲7%

▲6%

National Average
AU$54,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Photographer Salaries

Photography
▲22%

Adobe Lightroom
▲19%


National Average
AU$54,000

Product Photography
▼2%

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 11%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 89%
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