The average rate for an Entry-Level Photographer is C$15.23 per hour. A skill in Product Photography is associated with high pay for this job.

C$24,183 - C$60,048
C$24K
C$39K
C$60K
MEDIAN: C$39,273
10%
50%
90%
C$10.94 - C$63.02
C$11
C$16
C$63
MEDIAN: C$15.50
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$85K
Salary C$24,183 - C$60,048
Bonus C$201 - C$10,213
Commission C$800
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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C$23,637 - C$85,010
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 22 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 117
Hourly Data C$0C$112
Hourly Rate C$10.94 - C$63.02
Hourly Tips C$0.25 - C$26.49
Overtime C$10.14 - C$113
Annual Data C$0C$85K
Bonus C$201 - C$10,213
Commission C$800
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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C$23,637 - C$85,010
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 22 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 143

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 Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$36,554

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

Photographer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Photographer in Calgary:
"Give 110%"
Try you best, unfortunately you may wait months for your next shoot.

Photographer in Toronto:
"Its inconsistent."
Get as much exposure as you can. Dont work for free.

Key Stats for Photographer

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
25%

Skills That Affect Photographer Salaries

Product Photography
▲17%

Adobe Photoshop
▲9%

Photography
▲9%

National Average
C$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 57%