Average Photojournalist Hourly Pay

$15.69
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$800
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The average hourly pay for a Photojournalist is $15.69.
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$11.94
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$15.69
90%
$23.94
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $24
Bonus
$203 - $1,017
Total Pay
$26,170 - $61,609

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Job Description for Photojournalist

Photojournalist 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.

Job Satisfaction for Photojournalist

3.6 out of 5
(53)
Highly Satisfied
3Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Photojournalist are from the companies Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc, Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. and Tribune Co. Reported salaries are highest at CBS Corporation where the average pay is $25.13. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include E.W. Scripps Co, earning around $20.05. Tribune Co pays the lowest at around $14.24. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $16.87.

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Popular Skills for Photojournalist

Skills in Video Editing, Editing, Media Management and Apple Final Cut Pro are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop.

Pay by Experience Level for Photojournalist

An entry-level Photojournalist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.44 based on 9 salaries. An early career Photojournalist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.55 based on 117 salaries. A mid-career Photojournalist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.50 based on 67 salaries. An experienced Photojournalist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.71 based on 56 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Employees with Photojournalist in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 87.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (84.8% more) and Denver, Colorado (50.4% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 298 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.0%
Early Career
39.3%
Mid Career
22.5%
Experienced
18.8%
Late Career
16.4%

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