$43,131
Avg. Salary
$18.68
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,015

Bonus

$4,913

Profit Sharing

$2,150

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Photographer is $18.68 per hour.

The average pay for a Photographer is $43,131 per year.

10%
$10.37
10%
$18.68
50%
$70.47
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90%
MEDIAN $18.68
10%
$25k
10%
$43k
50%
$76k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $43,131
$24,929 - $76,440
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$43K
$76K
MEDIAN: $43,131
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$0$97K
Salary $24,929 - $76,440
Bonus $103 - $6,183
Profit Sharing $4,913
Commission $2,150
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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$24,053 - $97,533
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 560
Hourly Data $0$70
Hourly Rate $10.37 - $70.47
Hourly Tips $1.00
Overtime $15.25 - $44.70
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $103 - $6,183
Commission $2,150
Profit Sharing $4,913
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).
)
$24,053 - $97,533
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 502

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.

Photographer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,494

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

Key Stats for Photographer

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 143 votes.
5-9 years
72%
10-19 years
28%

Skills That Affect Photographer Salaries

Adobe Lightroom
▲11%

Photography
▲8%

Social Media Marketing
▲7%

▼0%

National Average
$41,000




Graphic Design
▼9%

Sales
▼14%

Customer Service
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 48%