How much does a Photographer make? The median annual Photographer salary is $60,470, as of April 27, 2017, with a range usually between $48,598-$69,088, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Photographer in the United States.
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Photographer in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Photographer in the United States is $60,470, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Photographer in the United States are expected to make less than $60,470.
Source: HR Reported data as of April 27, 2017
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Photographer that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Photographer are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of May 2017
Creates and prepares photographic images to display in a variety of published mediums. Selects and assembles equipment according to subject material, anticipated conditions, and knowledge of function of various types of cameras, lenses, films, and accessories. Views subject and setting and plans composition, camera position, and camera angle to produce desired effect. May mix chemicals, and process film and photographic paper. Also may spot and retouch prints and negatives. May require an associate's degree with 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision; typically reports to a supervisor or manager. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. View full job description