$42,500
Avg. Salary
$18.31
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Photographer in San Jose, California is $18.31 per hour.

The average pay for a Photographer in San Jose, California is $42,500 per year.

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Job Description for Photographer

Photographers use their creative and technical capabilities to capture photos of people, places, and things. Photographers generally spend a great deal of time coming up with ways to market their skills to the public, and they are often hired to take photos at memorable events such as weddings, birthdays, and graduations. They usually have in-depth knowledge of photo editing software which may or may not be used to enhance pictures. It is also common for photographers to offer photo album designs to serve as covers for customers' memorable photographs.

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Photographer 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.

About San Jose, California

Santa Clara County, California
1,026,919
Male:
518,317 (50.5%)
Female:
508,602 (49.5%)
San Jose (/ˌsæn hoʊˈzeɪ/; Spanish for Saint Joseph), originally Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe and officially the City of San José, is the third-largest city by population in California, the tenth-largest by population in the United States, and the county seat of Santa Clara County. San Jose is the largest city within the Bay Area and the largest city in Northern California. Before the arrival of the Spanish, the area around San Jose was inhabited by the Ohlone people. San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777, as San José de Guadalupe, the first civilian town in the Spanish colony of Alta California. The city served as a farming community to support Spanish military installations at San Francisco and Monterey. When California gained statehood in 1850, San Jose became the capital. After more than 150 years as a small farming community, the San Jose area in the mid-20th century contained some of...
San Jose:
$91,451
California:
$64,500
$1,757
San Jose:
$717,100
California:
$449,100
4.1%

Photographer Job Listings

Key Stats for Photographer

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
22%

Skills That Affect Photographer Salaries

National Average
$38,000

Product Photography
▼3%

Adobe Photoshop
▼3%

Editing
▼3%

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 83%