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Studio Photographer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$56,382 (USD)

Average Salary

$27/hr

Average Hourly

$1,021

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 16, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Studio Photographer is $56,382 a year and $27 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Studio Photographer is between $41,298 and $68,945. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Studio Photographer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Photographs persons, animals, or commercial products in a studio, using still, video, or digital cameras, color or black and white film, and a variety of photographic accessories, often specializing in studio portrait photography.
  • Selects and assembles equipment according to subject materials, anticipated conditions, and knowledge of function and limitations of various types of cameras, lenses, filters, films, and accessories.
  • Views persons, animals, required subjects, or setting and plans composition, camera position, and camera angle to produce desired effect.
  • Arranges subject materials, poses subjects, or maneuvers into position to take candid photographs.
Studio Photographer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Photographers

Job family population: 49,320

Estimated population of Studio Photographer jobs: 4,860

Rate of error: 2.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$65,362
5 Year Change:
16 %

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About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago) is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Studio Photographer Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Preschool Photographer
Jul 8
Oak Park, United States
Lifetouch Preschool Portraits
Use a complete mobile studio and professional photography equipment ! * Enjoy traveling to assigned Picture Day locations in the comfort of your own vehicle! * Participate in training to increase ...
Preschool Photographer
Jul 9
Skokie, United States
Lifetouch Preschool Portraits
Use a complete mobile studio and professional photography equipment ! * Enjoy traveling to assigned Picture Day locations in the comfort of your own vehicle! * Participate in training to increase ...
Preschool Photographer
Jun 24
Elmhurst, United States
Lifetouch Preschool Portraits
Use a complete mobile studio and professional photography equipment ! * Enjoy traveling to assigned Picture Day locations in the comfort of your own vehicle! * Participate in training to increase ...
Preschool Photographer
Jun 24
Joliet, United States
Lifetouch Preschool Portraits
Use a complete mobile studio and professional photography equipment ! * Enjoy traveling to assigned Picture Day locations in the comfort of your own vehicle! * Participate in training to increase ...
Preschool Photographer
Jun 19
Schaumburg, United States
Lifetouch Preschool Portraits
Use a complete mobile studio and professional photography equipment ! * Enjoy traveling to assigned Picture Day locations in the comfort of your own vehicle! * Participate in training to increase ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Studio Photographer is $56,382 a year and $27 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Studio Photographer is between $41,298 and $68,945. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Studio Photographer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Studio Photographer Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Preschool Photographer
Jul 8
Oak Park, United States
Lifetouch Preschool Portraits
Use a complete mobile studio and professional photography equipment ! * Enjoy traveling to assigned Picture Day locations in the comfort of your own vehicle! * Participate in training to increase ...
Preschool Photographer
Jul 9
Skokie, United States
Lifetouch Preschool Portraits
Use a complete mobile studio and professional photography equipment ! * Enjoy traveling to assigned Picture Day locations in the comfort of your own vehicle! * Participate in training to increase ...
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