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Freelance photographer salary in United States

How much does a Freelance Photographer make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $37.10
Low $15.92
High $86.46

The average salary for a freelance photographer is $37.10 per hour in the United States. 1.2k salaries reported, updated at January 27, 2023

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Top companies for Freelance Photographers in United States

    25 reviews16 salaries reported
    $125per hour
  2. $82.08per hour
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Highest paying cities for Freelance Photographers near United States

  1. Irvine, CA
    $143 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $56.88 per hour
    11 salaries reported
  3. San Francisco, CA
    $53.49 per hour
    10 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $51.95 per hour
    19 salaries reported
  2. Cincinnati, OH
    $49.98 per hour
    7 salaries reported
  3. Albuquerque, NM
    $46.19 per hour
    6 salaries reported
  1. Cleveland, OH
    $43.32 per hour
    9 salaries reported
  2. Washington, DC
    $35.84 per hour
    7 salaries reported
  3. New York, NY
    $34.87 per hour
    17 salaries reported
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 57 ratings

60% of Freelance Photographers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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