$36,630
Avg. Salary
$25.14
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Freelance Photographer is $25.14 per hour.

The average pay for a Freelance Photographer is $36,630 per year.

$11.91
10%
$25.14
50%
$99.58
90%
MEDIAN $25.14
$18k
10%
$37k
50%
$74k
90%
MEDIAN $36,630
$17,754 - $74,240
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$37K
$74K
MEDIAN: $36,630
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50%
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$11.91 - $99.58
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$0$172K
Salary $17,754 - $74,240
Bonus $1,000
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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$23,324 - $172,468
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 47
Hourly Data $0$218
Hourly Rate $11.91 - $99.58
Hourly Tips $1.72
Overtime $5.30 - $218
Annual Data $0$172K
Bonus $1,000
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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$23,324 - $172,468
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 139

Job Description for Freelance Photographer

Freelance photographers usually find that the job has two sides, a creative side that involves the photography of subjects and a business side. Most photographers find the creative elements of the job to be rewarding enough to be willing to endure the vagaries and hassles of the business side. Most photographers will specialize somewhat in the subject matter they shoot. This specialty is usually based upon the aptitude and interest of the photographer. For instance, some photographers will work in nature and landscapes. Others will work in urban settings or portraiture. Some may specialize in sports work.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Freelance Photographer


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Freelance Photographers who advance into a position like Fashion Photographer may end up working for a little less. On average, Photographer, Fashions take home $44K annually. Freelance Photographers most often move into Photographer or Commercial Photographer roles. However, the former pays $16K less on average, and the latter pays $9K less.

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Pay by Experience Level for Freelance Photographer

Pay by Experience for a Freelance Photographer has a positive trend. An entry-level Freelance Photographer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 61 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Freelance Photographer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Freelance Photographer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 14 salaries. A Freelance Photographer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 8 salaries.

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Key Stats for Freelance Photographer

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Freelance Photographer Salaries

Experienced
▲32%

Late-Career
▲15%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 94%