A Photographer earns an average salary of £20,379 per year. A skill in Adobe InDesign is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

£13,564 - £34,548
£14K
£21K
£35K
MEDIAN: £20,521
10%
50%
90%
£6.58 - £62.40
£6
£10
£62
MEDIAN: £10.35
10%
50%
90%
£0£48K
Salary £13,564 - £34,548
Bonus £0.00 - £11,853
Profit Sharing £299
Commission £2,000
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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£14,051 - £48,408
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 314
Hourly Data £0£62
Hourly Rate £6.58 - £62.40
Hourly Tips £0.69
Overtime £0.00 - £40.50
Annual Data £0£48K
Bonus £0.00 - £11,853
Commission £2,000
Profit Sharing £299
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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£14,051 - £48,408
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 94

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 Pay By Employer

$0$370K

Lifetouch, Inc.
29 profiles
$22,887

$24,336

$24,669

Self-Employed
6 profiles
$104,000

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 ₤20,000 based on 129 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 ₤22,000 based on 81 salaries. An experienced Photographer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤30,000 based on 30 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 ₤30,000 based on 16 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £20,903

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

Photographer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Photographer?

Photographer in London:
"low pay, difficult to get work, highly stressfull and intens"
Pros: You get to be creative, no day is ever the same
Cons: Spend 99% of your time looking for work

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Key Stats for Photographer

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Photographer Salaries

▲44%

▲42%

▲7%

National Average
₤21,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Photographer Salaries

Adobe InDesign
▲29%

National Average
₤21,000



Portrait Photography
▼19%

Photography
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental: 7%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 76%