How much does a Photojournalist make in the United States? The average Photojournalist salary in the United States is $41,818 as of November 25, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $33,426 and $47,530. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is a Photojournalist ?

Photojournalism is a particular form of journalism (the collecting, editing, and presenting of news material for publication or broadcast) that employs images in order to tell a news story. It is now usually understood to refer only to still images, but in some cases the term also refers to video used in broadcast journalism. Photojournalism is distinguished from other close branches of photography (e.g., documentary photography, social documentary photography, street photography or celebrity photography) by complying with a rigid ethical framework which demands that the work be both honest a...

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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 Photojournalist in the United States. The base salary for Photojournalist ranges from $33,426 to $47,530 with the average base salary of $41,818. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $33,871 to $48,613 with the average total cash compensation of $42,134.

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