Photographer - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Photographer"How much does a Photographer in the federal government get paid? $92,238.76* *Based on the 2020 average.
Photographer was the 328th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 204 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2020, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired the most employees titled Photography, with an average salary of $113,246.
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.
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
Photographer Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Photographer is $92,238.76. The highest paid Photographer made $161,730 in 2020.
Common Photographer Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Photography Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||189|
|IM - Employees Holding Incident Management Positions And Appointed And Compensated Under Section 306(b)(1)||12|
|CG - Corporate Graded||1|
|PG - Printing Office Grades||1|
|FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan||1|
|Occupation Family:||1000 INFORMATION AND ARTS GROUP|
Average Photography Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for a Photographer was $58,059. Since then, the average pay has increased to $92,239 in 2020.
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