$49,798
Avg. Salary
$19.83
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,023

Bonus

$4,913

Profit Sharing

$3,052

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Photographer is $19.83 per hour.

The average pay for a Photographer is $49,798 per year.

10%
$11.21
10%
$19.83
50%
$101.37
90%
90%
MEDIAN $19.83
10%
$30k
10%
$50k
50%
$87k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $49,798
$30,457 - $87,430
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$50K
$87K
MEDIAN: $49,798
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50%
90%

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$0$115K
Salary $30,457 - $87,430
Bonus $275 - $10,113
Profit Sharing $103 - $35,874
Commission $3,052
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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$27,554 - $115,517
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 388
Hourly Data $0$101
Hourly Rate $11.21 - $101
Hourly Tips $3.81
Overtime $1.76 - $46.37
Annual Data $0$115K
Bonus $275 - $10,113
Commission $3,052
Profit Sharing $103 - $35,874
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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$27,554 - $115,517
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 283

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

34%

5%

-16%

National Average: $48,540

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

With a pay rate for Experienced Photographers that is 39 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Experienced Photographers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+32 percent), Atlanta (+19 percent), Dallas (+13 percent), and Seattle (+9 percent). In Boston, salaries are 13 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

Key Stats for Photographer

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.
10-19 years
87%
20 years or more
13%

Skills That Affect Photographer Salaries

Video Editing
▲1%

National Average
$49,000

Social Media Marketing
▼1%


Editing
▼3%


Graphic Design
▼11%

Sales
▼14%

Photography
▼22%

Customer Service
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 44%