How much money does a photographer make in a year?

  1. cindybarrymore profile image60
    cindybarrymoreposted 3 years ago

    How much money does a photographer make in a year?

    I am not talking about outliers like Herb Ritts or Dick Avedon (when he was alive), for example. My criteria is that it should be enough to support a spouse, especially if the spouse does not work. I've made the transition almost fully to shooting but will still take on some multimedia projects. One of my colleagues whose production company I started working for is making $342,087.42. But I'm working UNDER him. :-(

    One AP photographer told me he makes $60,000 (I'm shocked). Anyway, tell me what type of photography you or someone you heard of is doing and about what they charge or are making.

  2. Kathleen Cochran profile image84
    Kathleen Cochranposted 3 years ago

    A photographer for a small newspaper in US might make as little as $30K a year.  A wedding photographer can make hundreds of thousands depending on where he/she works.  We paid $3,000 for a single wedding recently.  The photographer worked about 8 hours.