The average salary for a Photographer, Commercial in Canada is C$44,603.
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Job Description for Photographer, Commercial
The job of a commercial photographer is to photograph and document images which are often used in his/her company's promotional/advertising campaigns; these photographs may also be used in magazines, editorials, billboards, television commercials, and more. Aside from taking pictures for commercial use, these photographers may also be required to manipulate these images using computer software to achieve the company's desired feel and appearance. Commercial photographers may work on their own o…Read more
Photographer, Commercial Tasks
- Photograph designated subjects, adjusting composition, and camera settings for optimal end result.
- Schedule photo shoots, test equipment, and interpret client requests.
- Review photographs and select the most suitable for the client.
- Edit and deliver photos, providing metadata and context as necessary.
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Popular Skills for Photographer, Commercial
Skills in Adobe Photoshop and Editing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Image Processing and Product Photography.
Pay by Experience Level for Photographer, Commercial
An early career Photographer, Commercial with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$44,930 based on 24 salaries. A mid-career Photographer, Commercial with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$42,789 based on 21 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$45,500.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Photographer, Commercial in their job title in Vancouver, British Columbia earn an average of 14.8% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Ottawa, Ontario (11.8% less), Montréal, Québec (5.8% less) and Toronto, Ontario (0.9% less).
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