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$26,049 - C$62,586
C$26K
C$42K
C$63K
MEDIAN: C$41,663
10%
50%
90%
C$11.64 - C$79.27
C$12
C$19
C$79
MEDIAN: C$19.26
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$108K
Salary C$26,049 - C$62,586
Bonus C$255.32 - C$10,213
Profit Sharing C$6,000
Commission C$1,900
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$25,165 - C$108,832
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 115
Hourly Data C$0C$112
Hourly Rate C$11.64 - C$79.27
Hourly Tips C$1.67
Overtime C$14.85 - C$112.75
Annual Data C$0C$108K
Bonus C$255.32 - C$10,213
Commission C$1,900
Profit Sharing C$6,000
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$25,165 - C$108,832
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 113

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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$41,191

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
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Photographer Salaries

▲75%

▲5%

▲3%

National Average
C$41,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Photographer Salaries

Photography
▲21%



National Average
C$41,000

Portrait Photography
▼34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 52%
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