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Average Freelance Photographer Hourly Pay

$25.26
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$999
Bonus
$4,000
Commission
$1,200
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Freelance Photographer is $25.26.
10%
$12.77
MEDIAN
$25.26
90%
$144.14
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $144
Bonus
$330 - $2,250
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1,200
Commission
$0 - $4,000
Total Pay
$26,841 - $215,652
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What Do Freelance Photographers Do?

Freelance Photographer Tasks
  • Perform photo shoots for clients.
  • Meet with clients to discuss needs.
  • Edit photos.
  • Determine and use the best photography equipment for the situation.

Job Satisfaction for Freelance Photographer

3.6 out of 5
(11)
Highly Satisfied
2Reviews

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Freelance Photographers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Freelance Photographers?

An early career Freelance Photographer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $25.00 based on 67 salaries. A mid-career Freelance Photographer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.96 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Freelance Photographer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $32.50 based on 17 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.
Employees with Freelance Photographer in their job title in Orlando, Florida earn an average of 177.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (127.6% more) and Omaha, Nebraska (50.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (39.2% less), Houston, Texas (1.0% less) and Los Angeles, California (1.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 139 survey responses.
Early Career
48.2%
Mid Career
29.5%
Experienced
12.2%
Late Career
10.1%