Professional Photographers Salary

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The average yearly salary for Professional Photographers is $28,900. If you are just beginning to work a new job as a Professional Photographers, you could expect a starting pay rate of $23,800 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 $34,000 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 Professional Photographers Pay Statistics

Average Yearly Professional Photographers Salary

$23,120 - $34,680

Starting Yearly Professional Photographers Salary

$19,040 - $28,560

Top Yearly Professional Photographers Salary

$27,200 - $40,800

Monthly Professional Photographers Pay Statistics

Average Monthly Professional Photographers Salary

$1,927 - $2,890

Starting Monthly Professional Photographers Salary

$1,587 - $2,380

Top Monthly Professional Photographers Salary

$2,267 - $3,400

Hourly Professional Photographers Pay Statistics

Average Hourly Professional Photographers Salary

$10 - $15

Starting Hourly Professional Photographers Salary

$9 - $13

Top Hourly Professional Photographers Salary

$12 - $18


Professional Photographers Gender and Age Stats


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

National Salary Data for Professional Photographers


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