Average Wedding Photographer Salary

$44,698
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,350
Bonus
$2,250
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Wedding Photographer is $44,698.
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MEDIAN $44,698
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United States (change)
Salary
$20k - $149k
Bonus
$0 - $1k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2k
Total Pay
$21k - $183k

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Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Wedding Photographer. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Wedding Photographer
Photographer
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Wedding Photographer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Wedding Photographer

Skills in Editing, Product Photography and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop.

Pay by Experience Level for Wedding Photographer

An early career Wedding Photographer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $47,500 based on 32 salaries. A mid-career Wedding Photographer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,509 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Wedding Photographer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 17 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $50,000.

Pay Difference by Location

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 80 survey responses.
Early Career
40.0%
Mid Career
31.3%
Experienced
21.3%
Late Career
7.5%