Career Attributes

  • $28,680
  • 4.0
  • Photography
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How much does a Photojournalist make in the United States?

Average Photojournalist Yearly Salary in the United States

Photojournalists earn an average yearly salary of $28,680. Salaries typically start from $10,400 and go up to $50,000.

Average Photojournalist Hourly Wage in the United States

Photojournalists earn an average hourly wage of $13.79. Hourly wages typically start from $5.00 and go up to $24.04.

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Employment Type Mix

45%
Full-Time
55%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

2.8
SCORE
148
RATINGS
Photojournalists average a score of 2.8 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Photojournalists in the 23th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Photojournalist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Photojournalist Earnings

The highest earning Photojournalists in the United States earn:

$24.04
an hour
$50,000
per year
Senior Photojournalist Earnings

Senior Photojournalists in the United States earn:

$16.83
an hour
$35,000
per year
Experienced Photojournalist Earnings

Experienced Photojournalists in the United States earn:

$13.00
an hour
$27,040
per year
Junior Photojournalist Earnings

Junior Photojournalists in the United States earn:

$9.00
an hour
$18,720
per year
Starting Photojournalist Earnings

Starting Photojournalists in the United States earn:

$5.00
an hour
$10,400
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Photojournalist Salary Comparison

Photojournalists earn more than 16% percent of similar careers in the United States.

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Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

Career Attributes

  • $28,680
  • 4.0
  • Photography
More Attributes