Wedding Photographer Salary

How much does a Wedding Photographer make?

The average Wedding Photographer in the US makes $40,169. The average bonus for a Wedding Photographer is $489 which represents 1% of their salary, with 99% of people reporting that they receive a bonus each year. Wedding Photographers make the most in San Francisco at $59,501, averaging total compensation 48% greater than the US average.

U.S. Average

$40,169
$10,163$202,650
Base Salary
$39,680
Bonus
$489
Get Bonus
99%

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The average wedding-photographer in the US makes $40,169

Salary Ranges for Wedding Photographers

The salaries of Wedding Photographers in the US range from $10,163 to $202,650 , with a median salary of $36,718 . The middle 57% of Wedding Photographers makes between $36,718 and $91,601, with the top 86% making $202,650.

How much tax will you have to pay as a Wedding Photographer

For an individual filer in this tax bracket, you would have an estimated average federal tax in 2018 of 22%. After a federal tax rate of 22% has been taken out, Wedding Photographers could expect to have a take-home pay of $35,392/year, with each paycheck equaling approximately $1,475*.

* assuming bi-monthly pay period. Taxes estimated using tax rates for a single filer using 2018 federal and state tax tables. Metro-specific taxes are not considered in calculations. This data is intended to be an estimate, not prescriptive financial or tax advice.

Recent Salary Records for Wedding Photographer

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  • A Wedding Photographer reported making $40,000 per year in Los Angeles

    a year ago · $40,000· Los Angeles, CA

  • An Asian or Pacific Islander Male Wedding Photographer reported making $40,000 per year in San Gabriel at a company with 1-10 Employees in Arts and Entertainment industry.

    2 years ago · $40,000· 1-10 Employees· San Gabriel, CA

Quality of Life for Wedding Photographer

With a take-home pay of roughly $2,949/month, and the median 2BR apartment rental price of $2,506/mo**, a Wedding Photographer would pay 84.97% of their monthly take-home salary towards rent.

** This rental cost was derived according to an online report at Apartment List
*** Average cost of living was acquired from Numbeo's Cost of Living Index

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