How much does a Lead Photographer make?

Updated Dec 3, 2021

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$41,957 /yr
Average Base Pay

1,144 salaries

$22K

Low

$42K

Average

$81K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The average salary for Lead Photographer is $41,957 per year in the United States. The average additional cash compensation for a Lead Photographer in the United States is undefined, with a range from undefined - undefined. Salaries estimates are based on 1144 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Lead Photographer employees in the United States.

Seniority Levels

L3
Photographer Supervisor$41,957 /yr
L4
Lead Photographer$41,957 /yr
L7
Head Photographer$25,552 /yr
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Lifetouch
3.2

Lifetouch

Lead Photographer - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $11 - $37K
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$11

$37K

$11 - $37,181 Range

George Street Photo & Video
3

George Street Photo & Video

Lead Photographer - Hourly Contractor

$55

 /hr
Range: $40 - $74

$40

$74

$40 - $74 Range

CADY
3.9

CADY

Lead Photographer - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $12 - $16

$12

$16

$12 - $16 Range

Lifetouch
3.2

Lifetouch

Lead Photographer - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $11 - $14

$11

$14

$11 - $14 Range

CADY
3.9

CADY

Lead Photographer - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $14 - $14

$14

$14

$14 - $14 Range

Magic Memories
3.3

Magic Memories

Lead Photographer - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $11 - $14

$11

$14

$11 - $14 Range

The RealReal
2.8

The RealReal

Lead Photographer - Hourly

$25

 /hr
Range: $25 - $25

$25

$25

$25 - $25 Range

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Wolverine Worldwide
3.4

Wolverine Worldwide

Lead Photographer
About 

$78K -$98K

$78K

$98K

$77,944 - $97,582 Range

Jostens
3.5

Jostens

Lead Photographer - Hourly
About 

$18 -$21

 hourly

$18

$21

$18 - $21 Range

Rack Room Shoes
3.3

Rack Room Shoes

Lead Photographer
About 

$59K -$77K

$59K

$77K

$58,722 - $76,510 Range

Artifact Uprising
4

Artifact Uprising

Lead Photographer
About 

$52K -$67K

$52K

$67K

$51,767 - $67,357 Range

Magic Memories
3.3

Magic Memories

Lead Photographer - Hourly
About 

$10 -$16

 hourly

$10

$16

$10 - $16 Range

Lifetouch
3.2

Lifetouch

Lead Photographer - Hourly
About 

$11 -$16

 hourly

$11

$16

$11 - $16 Range

Kevin’s Photography

Lead Photographer - Hourly
About 

$12 -$13

 hourly

$12

$13

$12 - $13 Range

Cinderella Wedding Photography

Lead Photographer
About 

$75K -$80K

$75K

$80K

$74,974 - $80,156 Range

Lionheart Industries

Lead Photographer - Hourly Contractor
About 

$27 -$30

 hourly

$27

$30

$27 - $30 Range

Quad
3.3

Quad

Lead Photographer - Hourly
About 

$35 -$38

 hourly

$35

$38

$35 - $38 Range

4.5

CVLT

Lead Photographer
About 

$106K -$116K

$106K

$116K

$106,309 - $115,811 Range

Pamela Hults Photography

Lead Photographer
About 

$43K -$46K

$43K

$46K

$42,861 - $46,043 Range

CWI Gifts and Crafts
3.1

CWI Gifts and Crafts

Lead Photographer
About 

$47K -$51K

$47K

$51K

$46,782 - $50,889 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Lead Photographer salaries

The national average salary for a Lead Photographer is $41,957 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Lead Photographer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1144 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Lead Photographer employees.

The highest salary for a Lead Photographer in United States is $80,959 per year.

The lowest salary for a Lead Photographer in United States is $21,745 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Lead Photographer or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Lead Photographer.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent lead photographer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$75,000
per year
A Photography Lead in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$22
hourly
A Photography Lead in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $22 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$50
hourly
A Lead Photographer in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $50 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Contract
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$21
hourly
A Lead Photo Retoucher in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $21 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$19
hourly
A Photography Lead in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $19 per hour
Job Highlights
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$15
hourly
A Lead Photographer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$14
hourly
A Lead Photographer in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $14 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$54,294
per year
A Lead Photographer in the Denver, CO Area area reported making $54,294 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Denver, CO Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$72,894
per year
A Lead Photographer in the Charlotte, NC Area area reported making $72,894 per year
Additional Pay
$2k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Charlotte, NC Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$23,473
per year
A Lead Photographer in the Greensboro, NC Area area reported making $23,473 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Greensboro, NC Area area
Seasonal
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
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