The average salary for a Photographer, Commercial is $45,990.
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Job Description for Photographer, Commercial
The job of a commercial photographer is to photograph and document images which are often used in his/her company's promotional/advertising campaigns; these photographs may also be used in magazines, editorials, billboards, television commercials, and more. Aside from taking pictures for commercial use, these photographers may also be required to manipulate these images using computer software to achieve the company's desired feel and appearance. Commercial photographers may work on their own o…Read more
Photographer, Commercial Tasks
- Photograph designated subjects, adjusting composition, and camera settings for optimal end result.
- Schedule photo shoots, test equipment, and interpret client requests.
- Review photographs and select the most suitable for the client.
- Edit and deliver photos, providing metadata and context as necessary.
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Popular Skills for Photographer, Commercial
Skills in Image Processing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Graphic Design, Editing, Adobe Photoshop and Product Photography.
Pay by Experience Level for Photographer, Commercial
An entry-level Photographer, Commercial with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $35,334 based on 7 salaries. An early career Photographer, Commercial with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39,981 based on 211 salaries. A mid-career Photographer, Commercial with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,184 based on 141 salaries. An experienced Photographer, Commercial with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,387 based on 94 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $54,792.
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Employees with Photographer, Commercial in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 49.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in St. Louis, Missouri (30.5% more) and New York, New York (19.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (17.4% less) and Los Angeles, California (3.3% less).
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