Photographers Salary in United States (2024)

The average salary for Photographers in the United States is around $50210 per year.

How much do Photographers make in the United States?

In the United States, Photographers earn an average hourly wage of $24.14 and a mean annual wage of $50210.

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Photographers earnings by experience

For Photographers positions in the United States, hourly wages vary widely. The 10th percentile earns approximately $12.98 per hour, while those at the 25th percentile earn about $14.93 per hour. The median hourly wage stands at $19.31, and at the 75th percentile, it increases to $28.73. The top earners, at the 90th percentile, command an impressive $39.64 hourly.

When considering annual wages for Photographers roles, the distribution remains diverse. At the 10th percentile, workers earn around $26990 annually, while those at the 25th percentile make about $31050 annually. The median annual wage, however, is $40170. For the 75th percentile, the figure rises to $59750, and at the 90th percentile, it peaks at $82450 per year.

Earnings for Starting level Photographers

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Earnings for Junior-level Photographers

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Earnings for Mid-level Photographers

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Earnings for Senior-level Photographers

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Earnings for Top-level Photographers

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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Last updated: May 2023)