Average Photographer, Commercial Salary

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The average salary for a Photographer, Commercial is $45,990.
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$31k - $78k
$250 - $7k
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$0 - $750
$0 - $5k
Total Pay
$27k - $74k

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Job Description for Photographer, Commercial

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.

Job Satisfaction for Photographer, Commercial

3.8 out of 5
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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.
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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