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Average Photographer Salary in India

₹366,358
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
₹20,347
Bonus
₹97,591
Commission
₹33,611
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Photographer in India is ₹366,358.
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₹102k
MEDIAN
₹366k
90%
₹1m
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₹102k - ₹1m
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₹5k - ₹196k
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₹7k - ₹1m
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₹12k - ₹102k
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What Do Photographers Do?

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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Photographer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Photographer
Senior Photographer
Photographer, Nature and Wildlife
Photographer, Fashion
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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What Are Popular Skills for Photographers?

Skills in Product Photography, Editing and Video Editing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Social Media Marketing and Adobe Photoshop.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Photographers?

An entry-level Photographer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of ₹303,391 based on 60 salaries. An early career Photographer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹348,615 based on 242 salaries. A mid-career Photographer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹395,479 based on 93 salaries. An experienced Photographer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of ₹500,284 based on 28 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of ₹393,054.
Employees with Photographer in their job title in Mumbai, Maharashtra earn an average of 13.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Pune, Maharashtra (9.2% more) and Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (3.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New Delhi, Delhi (18.1% less), Chennai, Tamil Nadu (16.1% less) and Delhi, Delhi (14.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 438 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.7%
Early Career
55.3%
Mid Career
21.2%
Experienced
6.4%
Late Career
3.4%

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