How much does a Photographer make in the United States? The average Photographer salary in the United States is $65,760 as of August 27, 2020, but the range typically falls between $52,563 and $74,741. Salary ranges 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.
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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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Photographer in the United States. The base salary for Photographer ranges from $52,563 to $74,741 with the average base salary of $65,760. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $53,267 to $76,447 with the average total cash compensation of $66,255.