Photography Jobs: How Much They Make

Photography as a Job

Being a photographer is likely one of the best jobs you could have. You get to work with people all day, you get to create art, your get to challenge yourself on a daily basis and at the end of each day you have creations you are leaving behind for future generations to admire. Likewise you could be making upwards of $100,000 / year. Many high profile photographers make this kind of money. However the industry average for photographers is closer to $14,000 to $54,748 / year (according to the latest statistics).

What are the best things you can do to ensure you make as much money as possible as a photographer? Below are some tips.

1. Create a stunning portfolio of your work both offline and online. Every shot should must be a 10 out of 10! Tight editing is essential here.

2. The world of photography is very subjective. People love celebrity photographers. What makes a photographer a celebrity? Having shot high profile people or events is what makes a photographer a celebrity. When people can say that "such and such" a photographer is doing their portraits for them and "it's the same photographer that photographed ___________ (Insert famous person's name here)". If you have your work displayed in high profile magazine or galleries this also allows you to charge a premium for your services.

At the Icon Photography School we help you achieve both of the above mentioned things. We help you build both a online and offline portfolio and we allow you to publish one photograph in our high end boutique art magazine giving you something to add to your photography resume.

Commercial Photography
Average Salary: ~$52,500-$70,000/year.

Architecture Photography
Average Salary: ~$32,000/year.

Fashion Photography
Average Salary: ~$36,000/year.

Food Photography
Average Salary: ~$35,000/year.

Photojournalism
Average Salary: ~$22,600-$55,000/year.

Product Photography
Average Salary: ~$32,000/year.

Sports Photography
Average Salary: ~$32,000/year.

Wedding Photography
~$1500-2000/wedding.

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