Average Freelance Photographer Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Freelance Photographer is $25.10.
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $101
$0 - $9,863
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1,200
$0 - $4,000
Total Pay
$23,745 - $205,986

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Job Description for Freelance Photographer

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.

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Popular Skills for Freelance Photographer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Freelance Photographer

An early career Freelance Photographer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $24.99 based on 93 salaries. A mid-career Freelance Photographer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.11 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Freelance Photographer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.00 based on 17 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $26.
Employees with Freelance Photographer in their job title in Orlando, Florida earn an average of 178.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (129.1% more) and Omaha, Nebraska (51.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (9.6% less) and Houston, Texas (0.4% less).

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