How much does a Photographer make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Photographer in the United States is $31 as of April 27, 2020, but the range typically falls between $25 and $36. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Photographer creates and prepares photographic images for display in a variety of published mediums. Produces stills, video, and digital images using various photographic equipment and techniques. Being a Photographer processes prints and negatives and/or edits video. May require an associate degree. Additionally, Photographer typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Photographer gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. Works under moderate supervision. To be a Photographer typically requires 1-3 years of related experience. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.3%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 10.7%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-2.7%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.0%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.9%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 21.0%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.0%

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Skills associated with Photographer: Image Editing, Photography, Motion Graphic Design

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