How much does a Photojournalist make?

Updated Oct 18, 2021

Industry

Employer Size

Experience

$43,955 /yr
Average Base Pay

169 salaries

$27K

Low

$44K

Average

$72K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Photojournalist is $43,955 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Photojournalist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 169 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Photojournalist employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Photographer$46,922 /yr
L3
Senior Photographer$82,282 /yr
L4
Lead Photographer$41,957 /yr
Career Path

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Sinclair Broadcast Group
3.2

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Photojournalist

$41,773

 /yr
Range: $27K - $48K
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$27K

$48K

$27,217 - $48,179 Range

Gannett
3

Gannett

Photojournalist

$38,005

 /yr
Range: $29K - $70K

$29K

$70K

$28,514 - $69,734 Range

Tribune Media
3.6

Tribune Media

Photojournalist

$46,238

 /yr
Range: $29K - $54K

$29K

$54K

$29,147 - $54,091 Range

TEGNA
3.5

TEGNA

Photojournalist

$42,025

 /yr
Range: $33K - $80K

$33K

$80K

$33,355 - $79,708 Range

US Air Force
4.2

US Air Force

Photojournalist

$38,234

 /yr
Range: $28K - $88K

$28K

$88K

$28,295 - $87,780 Range

BH Media Group
2.5

BH Media Group

Photojournalist

$44,155

 /yr
Range: $32K - $49K

$32K

$49K

$31,590 - $48,574 Range

Hearst
3.6

Hearst

Photojournalist

$38,327

 /yr
Range: $29K - $42K

$29K

$42K

$28,741 - $41,971 Range

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CNN
3.7

CNN

Photojournalist

$115,300

 /yr
Range: $94K - $149K

$94K

$149K

$93,919 - $148,731 Range

The E.W. Scripps Company
3.8

The E.W. Scripps Company

Photojournalist

$55,227

 /yr
Range: $34K - $70K

$34K

$70K

$34,462 - $70,289 Range

KY3
3.4

KY3

Photojournalist

$29,981

 /yr
Range: $25K - $40K

$25K

$40K

$24,988 - $40,226 Range

CBS
3.5

CBS

Photojournalist

$65,205

 /yr
Range: $34K - $73K

$34K

$73K

$34,126 - $72,793 Range

Nexstar Media Group
2.8

Nexstar Media Group

Photojournalist - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $11 - $20

$11

$20

$11 - $20 Range

Korea Times
2.4

Korea Times

Photojournalist

$41,490

 /yr
Range: $38K - $45K

$38K

$45K

$37,719 - $45,262 Range

Cox Media Group
3.6

Cox Media Group

Photojournalist - Hourly

$39

 /hr
Range: $17 - $39

$17

$39

$17 - $39 Range

Gray Television
3.7

Gray Television

Photojournalist

$33,068

 /yr
Range: $29K - $39K

$29K

$39K

$28,755 - $39,204 Range

Dallas Morning News
3.2

Dallas Morning News

Photojournalist

$65,187

 /yr
Range: $65K - $65K

$65K

$65K

$64,529 - $65,187 Range

Schurz Communications
2.9

Schurz Communications

Photojournalist

$49,358

 /yr
Range: $49K - $57K

$49K

$57K

$48,781 - $57,105 Range

WGHP Fox8 News

Photojournalist

$31,641

 /yr
Range: $31K - $32K

$31K

$32K

$31,263 - $32,310 Range

NBCUniversal
4

NBCUniversal

Photojournalist - Hourly
About 

$29 -$60

 hourly

$29

$60

$29 - $60 Range

Meredith Corporation
3.6

Meredith Corporation

Photojournalist
About 

$58K -$67K

$58K

$67K

$57,590 - $67,013 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Photojournalist salaries

The national average salary for a Photojournalist is $43,955 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Photojournalist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 169 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Photojournalist employees.

The highest salary for a Photojournalist in United States is $71,560 per year.

The lowest salary for a Photojournalist in United States is $26,999 per year.

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

Recent Salary Reports

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

$25
hourly
A Photographer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $25 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Per Diem
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$25
hourly
A Photography in the Riverside, CA Area area reported making $25 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Riverside, CA Area area
Seasonal
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$15
hourly
A Photographer in the Norwalk, OH Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Norwalk, OH Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$15,000
per year
A Photographer in the Ann Arbor, MI Area area reported making $15,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Ann Arbor, MI Area area
 
Part-time
501 to 1000 employees
$25
hourly
A Photographer in the Milwaukee, WI Area area reported making $25 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Milwaukee, WI Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$12
hourly
A Photographer in the Philadelphia, PA Area area reported making $12 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Philadelphia, PA Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
School / School District
$15
hourly
A Photographer in the Portland, OR Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Portland, OR Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
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