Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Photographer make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$44,084 / yrTotal Pay
$41,457 / yrBase Pay
$2,627 / yrAdditional Pay

$44,084

 / yr
$29K$67K
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The estimated total pay for a Photographer is $44,084 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $41,457 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $2,627 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Related Job Titles

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Some related job titles are Associate/Photographer Salaries with median pay of $41,950, Newborn Photographer Salaries with median pay of $43,654, Photography Assistant Salaries with median pay of $40,034, Product Photographer Salaries with median pay of $54,876.

Top Paying Companies

For a Photographer in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Photographer in United States. Employers include Google, Airbnb and Obeo.

1
Google
Google
$131,228/yr
2
Airbnb
$107,555/yr
3
Obeo
$92,409/yr
7
Uber
$63,772/yr
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Top Paying Industries

For a Photographer in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Photographer in United States are Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $61,509, Information Technology with a median total pay of $58,725, Insurance with a median total pay of $58,303, Construction, Repair & Maintenance Services with a median total pay of $55,590, and Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $54,319.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$61,509

    24% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$58,725

    20% Higher than other industries

  • InsuranceInsurance$58,303

    20% Higher than other industries

  • Construction, Repair & Maintenance ServicesConstruction, Repair & Maintenance Services$55,590

    16% Higher than other industries

  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$54,319

    14% Higher than other industries

Aerospace & Defense

The top paying company in Aerospace & Defense for Photographer is Boeing.

BoeingBoeing$61,509/yr

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Location

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Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Photographer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$20

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Photographer

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$30,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Photographer

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$25

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Automotive Photography

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$13

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Photo Retoucher

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$22

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Photographer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$15

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
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Photographer

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$40,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday

Photographer pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Photographer is $41,457 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Photographer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 7289 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Photographer employees.

The highest salary for a Photographer in United States is $62,680 per year.

The lowest salary for a Photographer in United States is $27,420 per year.

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