Photographer Salary

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The average yearly salary for Photographer is $27,200. If you are just beginning to work a new job as a Photographer, you could expect a starting pay rate of $22,400 annually. As is true for most jobs and careers, you can expect your hourly pay rate or salary to increase as you gain experience and the longer you are employed with the same employer. You could potentially make an average income of around $32,000 after several years on the job with increased wages. When pursuing your career of choice, you should compare salaries of similar professions and factor in variables such as health benefits and potential for raises and promotions over time.


Yearly Photographer Pay Statistics

Average Yearly Photographer Salary

$21,760 - $32,640

Starting Yearly Photographer Salary

$17,920 - $26,880

Top Yearly Photographer Salary

$25,600 - $38,400

Monthly Photographer Pay Statistics

Average Monthly Photographer Salary

$1,813 - $2,720

Starting Monthly Photographer Salary

$1,493 - $2,240

Top Monthly Photographer Salary

$2,133 - $3,200

Hourly Photographer Pay Statistics

Average Hourly Photographer Salary

$10 - $15

Starting Hourly Photographer Salary

$8 - $12

Top Hourly Photographer Salary

$11 - $17


Photographer Gender and Age Stats


Some professions tend to be geared toward various age groups of workers and certain genders more than others. The average Photographer age in the United States is 38 years old. As it pertains to men vs women, 49% of Photographer are male in the United States, and 51% of the Photographer are female in the United States.

National Salary Data for Photographer


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