Photographer Salary in the US

$17.25
per hour
per year
$49,230
per year
per hour
Bonus
$1,200/year
Commission
$2,500/year

Photographer - Average Salary

The average salary for a Photographer is $17.25 per hour ($49,230 per year), which is $4,260 (-8%) lower than the average salary in the United States.
A Photographer can expect an average starting salary of $11.24. The highest salaries can exceed $65.26.
$11.24
Low
$17.25
Average salary
$65.26
High
$31,800
Low
$49,230
Average salary
$86,350
High

Photographer Salary Range

Low
$11.24
Average salary
$17.25
Experienced
$23.70
High
$65.26
Low
$31,800
Average salary
$49,230
Experienced
$55,320
High
$86,350

Photographer - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Wedding Photographer$19.10/hour
+11% 
Real Estate Photographer$18.30/hour
+6% 
Forensic Photographer$17.60/hour
+2% 
Freelance Photographer$16.20/hour
 -6%

Photographer - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Photographer with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $15.32 per year. A mid level Photographer with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $19.79, while an experienced Photographer with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $21.76. Photographers with more than 20 years of experience earn $23.45 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Photographer

Average Salary$49,230/year
Late Career▼ -100%
Experienced▼ -100%
Mid Level▼ -100%
Entry Level▼ -100%

Gender Breakdown

Female
48%
Male
52%

Photographer - Jobs by Location

Photographer - Related Salaries (per year)

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Photographer jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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