Average Photographer, News Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Photographer, News is $15.35.
MEDIAN $15.35
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $25
$1 - $4,966
Total Pay
$24,351 - $58,510

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Job Description for Photographer, News

Photographer, News Tasks
  • Take pictures either in studio or on location.
  • Work with clients or workplace teams to create photographic images.
  • Use creative knowledge to compose photographs.
  • Review sets of photographs to select the best work.
  • Operate various types of photographic and computer equipment to create photographic images.

Popular Employer Salaries for Photographer, News

The top respondents for the job title Photographer, News are from the companies Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc, Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. and Meredith Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Meredith Corporation where the average pay is $21.63. Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. pays the lowest at around $12.00.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Photographer, News

Skills in Video Editing, Satellite, Microwave Technology, Editing, Adobe Photoshop and Product Photography are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Photographer, News

An entry-level Photographer, News with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.37 based on 34 salaries. An early career Photographer, News with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.89 based on 98 salaries. A mid-career Photographer, News with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.84 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Photographer, News with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.45 based on 59 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Employees with Photographer, News in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 118.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Las Vegas, Nevada (30.4% more) and Colorado Springs, Colorado (10.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (23.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 276 survey responses.
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