Photographer salary in the United States

Average salary
$34,000/yr
Based on 4,609 income tax records
$16,500
$84,000
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$25K
 
$34K
 
$39K
 
$42K
 
$42K
$16,500
$84,000
How much do Photographers make?
The average total salary for a Photographer is $34,000 per year. This is based on data from 4,609 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Photographer and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Photographer salary can vary between $16,500 to $84,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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Photographer salary by location

Photographer salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Keystone Paying Agent, Orange County, FL
18 income tax records
$22,500/yr
$16K – $38K

Photographer demographics in United States

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67% are single
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33% are married
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23% have kids
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40% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Photographers in United States

4,609 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a photographer in the United States is $34,000 per year. Photographer salaries in the United States can vary between $16,500 to $84,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 4,609 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as photographer.

The following cities offer the highest salaries for photographers in the United States: Washington Metro Area, DC ($58,500 a year), Louisville Metro Area, KY ($50,500 a year), and San Jose Metro Area, CA ($50,500 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.