The average hourly pay for a Photo Technician is $10.67.
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$250 - $4,000
$18,271 - $40,178
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Job Description for Photo Technician
While the advent of digital photography and home photo printing have reduced the visibility of photo technicians in recent years, there are still many employers eager to hire them. Simply put, a photo technician develops photos either from film or digital files, sizes the photos according to customers' requirements, and performs any post-processing offered by the lab and/or requested by the customer. Photo technicians must be familiar with all processes involved in developing standard print fil…Read more
Photo Technician Tasks
- Process images and create prints to customer specifications.
- Maintain photo equipment and materials.
- Ensure image and print quality, trouble shooting as necessary.
Popular Employer Salaries for Photo Technician
The top respondents for the job title Photo Technician are from the companies Walgreen Co., Walgreen's Pharmacy and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Costco Wholesale Company where the average pay is $21.72. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Sam's Club, earning around $10.87. Walgreen Co. pays the lowest at around $9.08. Walgreen's Pharmacy also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $10.13.
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Popular Skills for Photo Technician
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Order Inventory, Machine Operation, Cash Handling and Adobe Photoshop are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for Photo Technician
An entry-level Photo Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $9.07 based on 25 salaries. An early career Photo Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $9.91 based on 61 salaries. A mid-career Photo Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.41 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Photo Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.90 based on 26 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $14.
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