How much does a Photographer make?

Updated Jan 17, 2022

Industry

Employer Size

Experience

$46,922 /yr
Average Base Pay

286 salaries

$24K

Low

$47K

Average

$91K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

How much does a Photographer make? The national average salary for a Photographer is $46,922 in United States. Filter by location to see Photographer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 286 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by 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
Lead Photographer
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What are some related job titles for a Photographer?

Associate/Photographer

$30,151

per year

Newborn Photographer

$44,193

per year

Photography Assistant

$35,970

per year

Product Photographer

$44,193

per year

Recent User Submitted Salaries for Photographer in United States of America

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$13

/hrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Photographer with less than one year of experience

$26,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Photojournalist with 4 to 6 years of experience

$13

/hrAvg Base Salary

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

$18

/hrAvg Base Salary

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

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$15

/hrAvg Base Salary

11 days ago by a Photographer with less than one year of experience

$45,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

11 days ago by a News Photojournalist with 1 to 3 years of experience

$10

/hrAvg Base Salary

11 days ago by a Photographer with 4 to 6 years of experience

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Lifetouch
3.3

Lifetouch

Photographer - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $6 - $26

$6

$26

$6 - $26 Range

Lifetouch
3.3

Lifetouch

Photographer - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $9 - $19

$9

$19

$9 - $19 Range

Sinclair Broadcast Group
3.1

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Photographer

$25,641

 /yr
Range: $24K - $58K

$24K

$58K

$23,757 - $57,570 Range

Lifetouch
3.3

Lifetouch

Photographer - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $9 - $17

$9

$17

$9 - $17 Range

Bella Baby Photography
3.5

Bella Baby Photography

Photographer

$40,952

 /yr
Range: $20K - $51K

$20K

$51K

$19,502 - $50,687 Range

Classic Photographers
4.6

Classic Photographers

Photographer - Hourly

$54

 /hr
Range: $41 - $54

$41

$54

$41 - $54 Range

Everything But The House
2.1

Everything But The House

Photographer - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $11 - $21

$11

$21

$11 - $21 Range

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JCP Portraits
3.1

JCP Portraits

Photographer - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $9 - $15

$9

$15

$9 - $15 Range

Portrait  Innovations
2.1

Portrait Innovations

Photographer - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $12 - $19

$12

$19

$12 - $19 Range

Bella Baby Photography
3.5

Bella Baby Photography

Photographer - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $4 - $26

$4

$26

$4 - $26 Range

Inter-State Studio & Publishing
3.3

Inter-State Studio & Publishing

Photographer - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $12 - $15

$12

$15

$12 - $15 Range

Mom365
3.4

Mom365

Photographer - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $9 - $22

$9

$22

$9 - $22 Range

Nexstar Media Group
2.8

Nexstar Media Group

Photographer

$27,587

 /yr
Range: $25K - $70K

$25K

$70K

$25,468 - $69,753 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Photographer

$63,270

 /yr
Range: $10K - $158K

$10K

$158K

$10,376 - $157,500 Range

CADY
3.8

CADY

Photographer - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $10 - $13

$10

$13

$10 - $13 Range

PlanOmatic
3.5

PlanOmatic

Photographer

$47,672

 /yr
Range: $43K - $56K

$43K

$56K

$43,339 - $56,340 Range

Self Opportunity
4.3

Self Opportunity

Photographer

$64,995

 /yr
Range: $26K - $384K

$26K

$384K

$25,940 - $384,371 Range

Picture People
2.6

Picture People

Photographer - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $8 - $26

$8

$26

$8 - $26 Range

The RealReal
2.8

The RealReal

Photographer - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $15 - $30

$15

$30

$15 - $30 Range

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
3.5

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Photographer - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $9 - $16

$9

$16

$9 - $16 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Photographer salaries

The national average salary for a Photographer is $46,922 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Photographer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 286 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Photographer employees.

The highest salary for a Photographer in United States is $91,036 per year.

The lowest salary for a Photographer in United States is $24,184 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.