Photographer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$29,000
$13,000
Min 10%
$29,000
Median 50%
$68,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Hendrick Automotive Group
Highest Paying City
Baltimore, MD
Highest Paying State
Delaware
Average Experience Level
2.0 years
How much does a photographer make?
Photographers in America make, on average, $30,005 a year or $14.43 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $13,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $69,000. Non Profits companies and Media companies have the most job opportunities for Photographers. States with the highest Photographer salaries include Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The typical employment in the position spans 2.0 years.
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Average Photographer Salary By Location

Photographers in the United States of America make on average $30,005 a year or $14.43 per hour. Baltimore, MD reports the highest Photographer salaries at $42,907 per year. The average entry-level salary in Baltimore, MD is $14,000. Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, and Massachusetts are the states with the highest payscale for Photographers. Texas, Florida, and New Jersey have the lowest Photographer salaries.

Map of Photographer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Photographers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Photographer Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Photographer makes. Non Profits companies and Media companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Photographers at Hendrick Automotive Group and Clear Channel Communications report the highest salaries. In addition, companies like Nike and Mayo Clinic report highly competitive salaries for Photographers.

Average Photographer Pay By Industry

Wages for Photographers can differ based on the industry they work in. Our analysis shows that Retail companies, Media companies, and Non Profits companies pay higher-than-average wages for Photographers. Salaries for Photographers in Retail companies average $33,637 annually, while Media companies and Non Profits companies pay $30,924 and $28,783, respectively. The types of companies that pay Photographers the least are in the Hospitality industry, where the average annual salary is $28,597.
Industry
Average Salary
Retail
Retail
$33,637
$34k
Media
Media
$30,924
$31k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$28,783
$29k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$28,597
$29k

Photographer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

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Location
Date Added
Salary
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