Average Photo Technician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Photo Technician is $10.67.
MEDIAN $10.67
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $17
$250 - $4,000
Total Pay
$18,271 - $40,178

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Job Description for Photo Technician

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.

Career Paths

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Photo Technician
Retail Shift Supervisor
Pharmacy Technician
Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT)
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Photo Technician

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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Years of Experience

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