Average Early-Career Freelance Photographer Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Freelance Photographer is $24.99.
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $99
$20 - $1,965
Total Pay
$23,434 - $201,602

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

Pay by Experience Level for Freelance Photographer

A mid-career Freelance Photographer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $25.87 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Freelance Photographer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.06 based on 17 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $26.

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Years of Experience

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