How much does a Photographer make?

Updated Dec 2, 2021

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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

The average salary for Photographer is $46,922 per year in the United States. The average additional cash compensation for a Photographer in the United States is undefined, with a range from undefined - undefined. Salaries estimates are based on 286 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Photographer employees in the United States.

Seniority Levels

L2
Photographer$46,922 /yr
L3
Senior Photographer$82,282 /yr
L4
Lead Photographer$41,957 /yr
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Related Job Titles

Associate/Photographer

$30,151

per year

Newborn Photographer

$44,193

per year

Photography Assistant

$35,970

per year

Product Photographer

$44,193

per year

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Lifetouch
3.2

Lifetouch

Photographer - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $6 - $25
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$6

$25

$6 - $25 Range

Lifetouch
3.2

Lifetouch

Photographer - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $9 - $19

$9

$19

$9 - $19 Range

Sinclair Broadcast Group
3.2

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Photographer

$25,250

 /yr
Range: $23K - $57K

$23K

$57K

$23,395 - $56,692 Range

Lifetouch
3.2

Lifetouch

Photographer - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $9 - $17

$9

$17

$9 - $17 Range

Bella Baby Photography
3.7

Bella Baby Photography

Photographer

$40,693

 /yr
Range: $22K - $50K

$22K

$50K

$22,406 - $49,914 Range

Classic Photographers
4.6

Classic Photographers

Photographer - Hourly

$53

 /hr
Range: $41 - $53

$41

$53

$41 - $53 Range

Everything But The House
2.1

Everything But The House

Photographer - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $11 - $20

$11

$20

$11 - $20 Range

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JCP Portraits
3.3

JCP Portraits

Photographer - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $9 - $14

$9

$14

$9 - $14 Range

Portrait  Innovations
2.4

Portrait Innovations

Photographer - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $12 - $19

$12

$19

$12 - $19 Range

Bella Baby Photography
3.7

Bella Baby Photography

Photographer - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $4 - $26

$4

$26

$4 - $26 Range

Inter-State Studio & Publishing
3.4

Inter-State Studio & Publishing

Photographer - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $12 - $15

$12

$15

$12 - $15 Range

Mom365
3.2

Mom365

Photographer - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $9 - $22

$9

$22

$9 - $22 Range

Nexstar Media Group
2.8

Nexstar Media Group

Photographer

$27,062

 /yr
Range: $25K - $69K

$25K

$69K

$25,080 - $68,690 Range

PlanOmatic
3.5

PlanOmatic

Photographer

$46,946

 /yr
Range: $43K - $55K

$43K

$55K

$42,678 - $55,481 Range

Picture People
2.6

Picture People

Photographer - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $8 - $25

$8

$25

$8 - $25 Range

CADY
3.9

CADY

Photographer - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $10 - $13

$10

$13

$10 - $13 Range

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
3.4

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Photographer - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $9 - $16

$9

$16

$9 - $16 Range

Self Opportunity
4.3

Self Opportunity

Photographer

$64,004

 /yr
Range: $26K - $379K

$26K

$379K

$25,544 - $378,511 Range

Tribune Media
3.4

Tribune Media

Photographer

$30,964

 /yr
Range: $29K - $70K

$29K

$70K

$29,039 - $69,799 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Photographer

$63,339

 /yr
Range: $16K - $106K

$16K

$106K

$16,081 - $105,571 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.

Recent Salary Reports

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

$24,698
per year
A Photo Pass Photographer in the Orlando, FL Area area reported making $24,698 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Orlando, FL Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$17
hourly
A School Photographer in the Akron, OH Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
Akron, OH Area area
Seasonal
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$100
hourly
A Food Photographer in the New Orleans, LA Area area reported making $100 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
New Orleans, LA Area area
Part-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$11
hourly
A Photographer in the Las Vegas, NV Area area reported making $11 per hour
Job Highlights
Las Vegas, NV Area area
Part-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$19
hourly
A Photographer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $19 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$80,000
per year
A Photographer in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $80,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$53,000
per year
A Product Photographer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $53,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$75,000
per year
A Photographer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Contract
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$12
hourly
A Photographer in the Tulsa, OK Area area reported making $12 per hour
Job Highlights
Tulsa, OK Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$40,000
per year
A Field Photographer in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private