A Photographer in Toronto, Ontario earns an average wage of C$20.34 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Adobe Photoshop is associated with high pay for this job.

C$28,014 - C$89,396
C$28K
C$48K
C$89K
MEDIAN: C$47,946
10%
50%
90%
C$12.31 - C$161
C$12
C$20
C$160
MEDIAN: C$20.23
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$233K
Salary C$28,014 - C$89,396
Commission C$1,600
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$25,989 - C$234,000
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 36
Hourly Data C$0C$161
Hourly Rate C$12.31 - C$161
Overtime C$30.51
Annual Data C$0C$233K
Commission C$1,600
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$25,989 - C$234,000
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 38

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

  • Review sets of photographs to select the best work.
  • Operate various types of photographic and computer equipment to create photographic images.
  • Use creative knowledge to compose photographs.
  • Take pictures either in studio or on location.
  • Work with clients or workplace teams to create photographic images.

Photographer Job Listings

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 C$41,000 based on 23 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 C$47,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Photographer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$50,000 based on 9 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 C$104,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Photographer

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Photographer Salaries

Late-Career
▲132%

▲12%

▲6%

National Average
C$45,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Photographer Salaries



National Average
C$45,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 30%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
no benefits
None: 70%