How much does a Portrait Photographer make?

Updated Jan 6, 2022

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$44,193 /yr
Average Base Pay

847 salaries

$23K

Low

$44K

Average

$85K

High

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How much does a Portrait Photographer make? The national average salary for a Portrait Photographer is $44,193 in United States. Filter by location to see Portrait Photographer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 847 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Portrait Photographer employees.

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What is the salary trajectory for a Photographer?

$46,922 /yr
Photographer
$82,282 /yr
Senior Photographer
$41,957 /yr
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Recent User Submitted Salaries for Photo Retoucher in United States of America

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$50

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Photo Retoucher with 1 to 3 years of experience

$100,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Photographer with more than 15 years of experience

$78,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Photographer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$60,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Photo Retoucher with more than 15 years of experience

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$32,500

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Studio Photographer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$9

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Photographer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$24

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Videographer/Photographer with 4 to 6 years of experience

$22

/hrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$1,200/hr

8 days ago by a Photo Editor with 7 to 9 years of experience

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Lifetouch
3.3

Lifetouch

Portrait Photographer - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $10 - $14

$10

$14

$10 - $14 Range

Lifetouch
3.3

Lifetouch

Portrait Photographer - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $14 - $23

$14

$23

$14 - $23 Range

Portrait  Innovations
2.1

Portrait Innovations

Portrait Photographer - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $12 - $13

$12

$13

$12 - $13 Range

Portrait  Innovations
2.1

Portrait Innovations

Portrait Photographer - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $14 - $21

$14

$21

$14 - $21 Range

JCP Portraits
3.1

JCP Portraits

Portrait Photographer - Hourly
About 

$11 -$15

 hourly

$11

$15

$11 - $15 Range

Inter-State Studio & Publishing
3.4

Inter-State Studio & Publishing

Portrait Photographer - Hourly
About 

$12 -$14

 hourly

$12

$14

$12 - $14 Range

Kiddie Kandids
2.1

Kiddie Kandids

Portrait Photographer - Hourly
About 

$9 -$11

 hourly

$9

$11

$9 - $11 Range

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Freelance
4.3

Freelance

Portrait Photographer - Hourly
About 

$56 -$61

 hourly

$56

$61

$56 - $61 Range

Shutterfly
3.6

Shutterfly

Portrait Photographer
About 

$38K -$42K

$38K

$42K

$38,099 - $41,504 Range

HR Imaging Partners
3.3

HR Imaging Partners

Portrait Photographer - Hourly
About 

$13 -$15

 hourly

$13

$15

$13 - $15 Range

Portraits International
2.4

Portraits International

Portrait Photographer - Hourly
About 

$14 -$15

 hourly

$14

$15

$14 - $15 Range

Dimples Newborn Photography

Portrait Photographer - Hourly
About 

$12 -$13

 hourly

$12

$13

$12 - $13 Range

Goldenlight Creative

Portrait Photographer
About 

$59K -$63K

$59K

$63K

$58,857 - $63,255 Range

self employed

Portrait Photographer - Hourly
About 

$16 -$18

 hourly

$16

$18

$16 - $18 Range

5

L Photo

Portrait Photographer - Hourly
About 

$105 -$113

 hourly

$105

$113

$105 - $113 Range

Teddy Bear Portraits
2.7

Teddy Bear Portraits

Photographer/Portrait Consultant

$23,534

 /yr
Range: $7K - $32K

$7K

$32K

$7,068 - $31,641 Range

Lifetouch
3.3

Lifetouch

Senior Portrait Photographer - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $12 - $16

$12

$16

$12 - $16 Range

Teddy Bear Portraits
2.7

Teddy Bear Portraits

Photographer/Portrait Consultant - Monthly
About 

$2K -$2K

$2K

$2K

$1,586 - $1,714 Range

Laugh Out Loud Photography
1.5

Laugh Out Loud Photography

Photographer/Portrait Consultant - Monthly
About 

$4K -$5K

$4K

$5K

$4,419 - $4,781 Range

Dwyer Photography

Dwyer Photography

Photographer/Portrait Consultant
About 

$37K -$40K

$37K

$40K

$36,531 - $39,947 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Portrait Photographer salaries

The national average salary for a Portrait Photographer is $44,193 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Portrait Photographer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 847 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Portrait Photographer employees.

The highest salary for a Portrait Photographer in United States is $85,266 per year.

The lowest salary for a Portrait Photographer in United States is $22,905 per year.

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