Photographer salary in Chicago, IL
How much does a Photographer make in Chicago, IL?
Average base salary
The average salary for a photographer is $18.92 per hour in Chicago, IL. 77 salaries reported, updated at September 11, 2022
Salaries by years of experience in Chicago, IL
|Years of experience||Per hour|
|Less than 1 year|
|1 to 2 years|
|3 to 5 years|
|6 to 9 years|
|More than 10 years|
Top companies for Photographers in Chicago, IL
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Photographers
Adobe Lightroom(earn +26.70% more)
The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 400.05% since 2018. Photographers with this skill earn +26.70% more than the average base salary, which is $18.92 per hour.
|Year||Number of job openings on Indeed requiring this skill||Change from previous year|
|2012||329||increase by 329|
|2013||1229||increase by 273.56%|
|2014||2405||increase by 95.69%|
|2015||1560||decrease by 35.14%|
|2016||2284||increase by 46.41%|
|2017||2587||increase by 13.27%|
|2018||3679||increase by 42.21%|
|2019||18397||increase by 400.05%|
More critical skills and qualifications that pay well
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Most common benefits for Photographers
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Employee discount
- Flexible schedule
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Mileage reimbursement
- Opportunities for advancement
- Paid time off
- Paid training
- Referral program
- Vision insurance
Salary satisfactionBased on 685 ratings
41% of Photographers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.
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Common questions about salaries for a Photographer
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