Photographers are experts at using light and their surroundings to take photographs of a variety of subjects.

Photographers can also spend a great deal of time editing images and organising their portfolio. The average salary of a Photographer is $58,181 per annum.

Average salary
$58,181 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Min average salary
$52,272 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Max average salary
$64,089 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Job growth

Projection: 10% more Photographers employed in Australia in 2020 (compared to 2015)

Employment by region

The top three regions for employment as a Photographer are:

  • VIC: 37%
  • QLD: 30%
  • NSW: 20%

Key skills required
  • Artistic flair
  • Eye for detail
  • Able to learn the technical aspects of photography
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to take initiative
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Interested in contemporary styles and trends in graphics, architecture and fashion


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