How much does a Photographer make in Chicago, IL? The average Photographer salary in Chicago, IL is $71,397 as of September 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $57,068 and $81,149. 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. 

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Job Description for Photographer

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. Creates images used for web, advertising, publishing, and other media using required style standards and various software editing tools. Additionally, Photographer may require a bachelor's degree in art, photography or equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Photographer occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. Gaining exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. To be a Photographer typically requires 2 -4 years of related experience. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Fiscal Year Ended in 2019
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