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Photographer - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Photographer"

How much does a Photographer in the federal government get paid? $80,161.27* *Based on the 2016 average.

Photographer was the 323rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 242 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired the most employees titled Photography, with an average salary of $87,920.

Government Photography jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This occupation includes positions that involve supervising or performing work in operating still, television (video), or motion picture cameras, and in processing photographic film and negatives. The work requires, in addition to a knowledge of the equipment, techniques, and processes of photography, either (1) working knowledge of the subject matter to be photographed, and/or (2) artistic ability in selecting, arranging, and lighting subjects or in processing work.

Agencies that have hired a Photographer

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Federal Bureau of Investigation 92 $87,919.60
Veterans Health Administration 62 $64,820.03
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 14 $85,888.36
National Institutes of Health 10 $93,321.80
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 9 $52,386.89
U.S. Secret Service 8 $97,836.50
National Gallery of Art 6 $90,163.67
Forest Service 4 $67,196.25
Bureau of Reclamation 3 $53,595.67
National Park Service 3 $64,087.33
Langley Research Center 3 $65,865.00
Internal Revenue Service 2 $100,000.00
Office of Communications (Department of Agriculture) 2 $84,695.50
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2 $75,271.50
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 2 $101,418.50
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 2 $99,841.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 2 $58,637.50
Assistant Secretary for Administration 2 $68,725.00
Patent and Trademark Office 1 $67,740.00
Departmental Offices 1 $80,716.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $96,750.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $65,731.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $99,296.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $113,814.00
Program Support Center 1 $96,750.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $95,606.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 1 $94,203.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 1 $91,657.00
Federal Aviation Administration 1 $58,897.00
U.S. Coast Guard 1 $63,960.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $95,596.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $94,203.00

Photographer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Photographer is $80,161.27.

Common Photographer Payscales

Payscale Number of Photography Employees
GS - General Schedule 236
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 1
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 1
ZA - Administrative 1

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Occupation Family: 1000 INFORMATION AND ARTS GROUP

Average Photography Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for a Photographer was $58,059. Since then, the average pay has increased to $80,161 in 2016.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 1060.

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