Entry-Level Photographer Salary

An Entry-Level Photographer earns an average wage of $14.81 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Adobe Lightroom and Social Media Marketing.

$21,367 - $60,300
$21K
$39K
$60K
MEDIAN: $38,885
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50%
90%

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$9.77 - $49.52
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$15
$50
MEDIAN: $15.19
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$0$76K
Salary $21,367 - $60,300
Bonus $19.57 - $5,068
Profit Sharing $1,000
Commission $1,500
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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$20,757 - $76,403
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 393
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $9.77 - $49.52
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $4.12
Overtime $9.14 - $30.96
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $19.57 - $5,068
Commission $1,500
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$20,757 - $76,403
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 470

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,891

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

Photographer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Photographer in Phoenix:
"Gotta earn that cool title."
Be prepared to work lots of overtime, weekends, be the person orchestrating everything, ultimate responsibility is yours, must be friendly, charisma matters, know your niche, and never stop learning how to be better.

Photographer in Belfast:
"An easy career."
Not for the faint hearted. 10 % photography. 90% admin , editing , building relationships , customer relations , query handling , travelling , training working to deadlines managing people's expectations ...dealing with the mother of the bride to the challenging child to the client with no brief ..be adaptable ..pleasant in all situations & build a database of clients to continue to work with.

Photographer in San Diego:
"Value is the thing."
At every step of your career, as you become more experienced and more capable of handling larger and more complicated production work, understand that your value to your organization is increasing, and the benefit that this increase in value provides to the organization should be concomitant to higher and higher pay.

Photographer in Sioux Falls:
"Embracing A Digital Workflow."
Have a strong knowledge of how to use social media to promote your work. In addition to creating images daily be prepared and well versed in how to shoot and edit video packages.

Key Stats for Photographer

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 101 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
20%

Skills That Affect Photographer Salaries

Adobe Lightroom
▲21%

Social Media Marketing
▲13%



National Average
$36,000

Photography
▼1%


▼3%

Graphic Design
▼4%

Customer Service
▼15%

Sales
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
no benefits
None: 57%