A Photographer earns an average salary of C$41,491 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Photography is associated with high pay for this job.

C$24,690 - C$65,784
C$25K
C$42K
C$66K
MEDIAN: C$41,627
10%
50%
90%
C$11.39 - C$76.63
C$11
C$18
C$77
MEDIAN: C$18.16
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$106K
Salary C$24,690 - C$65,784
Bonus C$203 - C$10,050
Profit Sharing C$2,400
Commission C$1,750
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$24,519 - C$106,743
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 207
Hourly Data C$0C$112
Hourly Rate C$11.39 - C$76.63
Hourly Tips C$0.25 - C$26.49
Overtime C$10.24 - C$112
Annual Data C$0C$106K
Bonus C$203 - C$10,050
Commission C$1,750
Profit Sharing C$2,400
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$24,519 - C$106,743
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 205

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.

Common Career Paths for Photographer


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Popular Skills for Photographer

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$37,000 based on 145 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$43,000 based on 82 salaries. An experienced Photographer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$42,000 based on 45 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$72,000 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$40,897

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

Photographer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Photographer?

Photographer in Calgary:
"IPC Photographer"
Pros: This job can be fun for young people, or those without families because it involves lots of travel. If you don't mind traveling, and being away from home a lot, it can be a great way to see the country. The work is relatively hands off, so long as you're doing the job well, and it's great for those who like to work independently and outside an office environment.
Cons: It's a LOT of travel. Sometimes 6-9 hours of commute time to remote areas of the western provinces, and aside from gas being provided, you don't get more pay. You have a fair bit of equipment to take each time, and the hours are long by the end of the week, especially when you include set-up and break-down, which are not compensated. They don't pay for the total cost of your hotel stays when they send you somewhere. It's $70, which often isn't realistic in larger centers like Calgary. There's no reason an employee should be in debt, due to insufficient hotel coverage, from simply being sent to the location of the next job.

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Key Stats for Photographer

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Photographer Salaries

▲76%

▲6%

▲4%

National Average
C$41,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Photographer Salaries

Photography
▲22%



National Average
C$41,000

Portrait Photography
▼34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 55%