$39,166
Avg. Salary
$14.96
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,006

Bonus

$983

Profit Sharing

$2,035

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Photographer is $14.96 per hour.

The average pay for a Photographer is $39,166 per year.

10%
$9.75
10%
$14.96
50%
$50.16
90%
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MEDIAN $14.96
10%
$22k
10%
$39k
50%
$62k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $39,166
$22,229 - $61,903
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$62K
MEDIAN: $39,166
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$0$81K
Salary $22,229 - $61,903
Bonus $20.27 - $5,164
Profit Sharing $5.14 - $5,051
Commission $197 - $25,342
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,712 - $81,895
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 665
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $9.75 - $50.16
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $4.98
Overtime $9.72 - $33.55
Annual Data $0$81K
Bonus $20.27 - $5,164
Commission $197 - $25,342
Profit Sharing $5.14 - $5,051
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,712 - $81,895
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 872

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Photographer

Photographer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

26%

14%

13%

2%

2%

1%

National Average: $35,395

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Photographer

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 190 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
22%

Skills That Affect Photographer Salaries

Adobe Lightroom
▲23%

Social Media Marketing
▲15%




Photography
▼0%

National Average
$35,000

▼1%

Graphic Design
▼3%

Customer Service
▼14%

Sales
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 190 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
no benefits
None: 55%