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Photography Assistant

How Much Do Photography Assistant Jobs Pay per Hour?

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $44,500 $3,708 $855 $21
75th Percentile $35,500 $2,958 $682 $17
Average $29,414 $2,451 $565 $14
25th Percentile $23,000 $1,916 $442 $11
$5.53 - $7.21
0% of jobs
$7.21 - $8.89
1% of jobs
$8.89 - $10.58
16% of jobs
$11.06 is the 25th percentile. Wages below this are outliers.
$10.58 - $12.26
21% of jobs
$12.26 - $13.94
16% of jobs
The average wage is $14.14 an hour
$13.94 - $15.62
10% of jobs
$17.07 is the 75th percentile. Wages above this are outliers.
$15.62 - $17.31
9% of jobs
$17.31 - $18.99
7% of jobs
$18.99 - $20.67
6% of jobs
$21.39 is the 90th percentile. Wages above this are outliers.
$20.67 - $22.36
3% of jobs
$22.36 - $24.04
5% of jobs

National Average

$5.53 $14/hour $24.04
Photography Assistant Salary Comparison by Location
United States
Chicago, IL

As of Jan 8, 2021, the average hourly pay for a Photography Assistant in the United States is $14.14 an hour.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing hourly wages as high as $24.04 and as low as $5.53, the majority of Photography Assistant wages currently range between $11.06 (25th percentile) to $17.07 (75th percentile) across the United States. The average pay range for a Photography Assistant varies greatly (by as much as $6.01), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Photography Assistant job market in both Chicago, IL and the surrounding area is very active. A Photography Assistant in your area makes on average $14 per hour, or $0.34 (2%) more than the national average hourly salary of $14.14. ranks number 1 out of 50 states nationwide for Photography Assistant salaries.

To estimate the most accurate hourly salary range for Photography Assistant jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

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Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Photography Assistant Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Photography Assistant job is above the national average. Topping the list is Lakes, AK, with San Francisco, CA and Santa Clara, CA close behind in the second and third positions. Santa Clara, CA beats the national average by $4,272 (14.5%), and Lakes, AK furthers that trend with another $4,806 (16.3%) above the $29,414 average.

Importantly, Lakes, AK has a moderately active Photography Assistant job market with only a few companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Photography Assistant appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 5% between Lakes, AK and San Jose, CA, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Photography Assistant role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Lakes, AK$34,220$2,852$658$16.45
San Francisco, CA$34,082$2,840$655$16.39
Santa Clara, CA$33,686$2,807$648$16.20
Washington, DC$33,231$2,769$639$15.98
Los Angeles, CA$32,850$2,737$632$15.79
Fremont, CA$32,798$2,733$631$15.77
Jersey City, NJ$32,421$2,702$623$15.59
Green River, WY$32,256$2,688$620$15.51
San Buenaventura, CA$32,255$2,688$620$15.51
San Jose, CA$32,239$2,687$620$15.50

Top 5 Best Paying Related Photography Assistant Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Photography Assistant job category that pay more per year than a typical Photography Assistant salary. Top examples of these roles include: Wedding Photographer, Event Photographer, and Director of Photography.

Importantly, all of these jobs are paid between $45,738 (155.5%) and $75,003 (255.0%) more than the average Photography Assistant salary of $29,414. If you’re qualified, getting hired for one of these related Photography Assistant jobs may help you make more money than that of the average Photography Assistant position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Wedding Photographer$104,417$8,701$2,008$50.20
Event Photographer$87,469$7,289$1,682$42.05
Director of Photography$79,639$6,637$1,532$38.29
Chief Photographer$77,550$6,462$1,491$37.28
Corporate Photographer$75,152$6,263$1,445$36.13
About Our Data
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Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.

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