Average Base Pay
11.69% above national average
Additional Cash Compensation
A person in an entry-level Photographers role with under one year of job experience can expect to make an average annual salary of $20,780. A Photographers candidate with 1-4 years of experience makes an average total salary of $22,100. A person in a mid-career Photographers role with 5-9 years of experience makes an average salary of $24,310 a year. Photographers with 10 or more years of experience make an average of $43,580. In their late career (over 20 years of experience), a person in a Photographers role’s annual salary averages $56,600 per year.
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While certifications are not required for every Photographers position, they can certainly increase your salary and lead to an easier recruitment process when applying to enterprises that favor candidates with additional certifications.
The current Bureau of Labor Statistics states the salary is $24,310 higher than the national average for Photographers positions.
Yes, there is strong potential for promotion — either with an additional educational degree or with continued years of experience. There are a multitude of other positions Photographers roles that can advance both internally and with another company.