How much does a Photographer make in Chicago, IL? The average Photographer salary in Chicago, IL is $69,889 as of September 25, 2020, but the range typically falls between $55,862 and $79,435. 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. 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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