$40,695
Avg. Salary
$32.53
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Photographer in Rochester, New York is $32.53 per hour.

The average pay for a Photographer in Rochester, New York is $40,695 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 Rochester, New York

Monroe County, New York
209,808
Male:
100,135 (47.7%)
Female:
109,673 (52.3%)
Rochester (/ˈrɒtʃᵻstər/ or /ˈrɒˌtʃɛstər/) is a city on the southern shore of Lake Ontario in the western portion of the U.S. state of New York, and the seat of Monroe County. The city's population (210,565) was the state's third largest — after New York City and Buffalo — at the time of the 2010 census. Rochester is the center of a larger metropolitan area that encompasses and extends beyond Monroe County, and comprises Genesee County, Livingston County, Ontario County, Orleans County and Wayne County. This area, which is part of the Western New York region, had a population of 1,079,671 at the time of the 2010 Census. A Census estimate of July 1, 2012, raised that number to 1,082,284. Rochester was one of America's first boomtowns, and rose to prominence as the site of many flour mills along the Genesee River, and then as a major hub of manufacturing. Several of the...
Rochester:
$31,946
New York:
$60,850
$790
Rochester:
$76,900
New York:
$293,500
8.7%

Photographer Job Listings

Key Stats for Photographer

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

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: