Course Extra-: This is an added chapter of “A Beginner’s Guide to Becoming a Professional Photographer.”
Do you want to know what professional photographers earn monthly? If YES, here is how much money photographers make monthly/annually in United States, U.K, Canada, Australia.
The photography business is one of the businesses that have to contend with the emergency of new technology in order to continue to be in business. Gone are the days when companies like Kodak™ and Fuji film™, amongst others used to be leaders in the industry. Now Technology has wiped them out of the photography business; and their services have become obsolete.
As an aspiring photographer who intends starting a photography business in any of the following countries; United States of America, Australia, Canada and United Kingdom, your concern should not just only be about how much you can make monthly or annually but attention should also be on how to continue to improvise in order for you to continue to be in business. The truth is that, if you do not flow with the technological trend in the photography business, you may most likely go out of business in no distance time.
Although, the amount photographers make monthly or annually in the countries listed above is dependent on loads of factors, yet some photographers who have attained the celebrity status earn far higher than the average photographer in the industry. But for the purpose of this article, we will take an average of what photographer earn in United States of America, Australia, Canada and United Kingdom into consideration. Now let us consider the amount photographers earn in United States of America, Australia, Canada and United Kingdom;
How Much Do Photographer Make Monthly / Annually in the U.S, Australia, Canada and U.K?
1. The Average Amount Photographers Make in the United States of America
The United State of America’s photography industry can boast of being one of the most sophisticated photography industries in the world. There are loads of opportunities for all those who are interested in becoming a part of the industry. No doubt photographers in the United States earn relatively higher when compared to their counterparts in other parts of the world.
On the average, Photographers in the U.S make between $3,150 and $6,336 monthly and between $37,801 and $76,034 annually. The amount a photographer earns in the US and in other parts of the world is dependent on their years of experience in the industry, their niche, location and educational qualification (This is for those working as photo journalists for media houses and corporations).
2. The Average Amount Photographers Make in Australia
If you live in Australia and are considering starting your own photography business, it will be a wise decision for you to analyze the industry to get a reliable figure that photographers earn. It is important to state that the amount photographers make in Australia just like in other parts of the world is dependent on their niche and also the status of their clients. But on the average, Photographers in Australia make an estimated rate of $10,000 in a month and between $100,000 and $120,000 annually as total income generated and not profits. This calculation is based on at least 4 photography shots a day for 50 weeks.
3. The Average Amount Photographers Make in Canada
The fact that majority of the photographers in Canada are self employed and few of them working as photo journalists for media houses, makes it a bit difficult to categorically say that this is the amount that photographers earn in Canada. But on the average, photographers in Canada can make as low as C$3,360 monthly / C$40,316 a year and as high as C$8,111 monthly / C$97,336 annually.
4. The Average Amount Photographers Make in United Kingdom
Some of the highest earners in the photography industry in the United Kingdom are those who have a niche, are well experienced and have good educational qualifications to back their skills, amongst many other criteria. So how does a photographer in the UK earn, you may ask? In the United Kingdom, photographers make 875 BP and 5,416 BP monthly and between 10,500 BP and 65,000 BP annually. Over and above, photographers who only operate from their studios without any specific niche, make far less when compared to photographers who are specialists in taking photos for high fashion jobs or for covering celebrities, and what have you.
If you truly want to make more as a photographer, then you should work more on your networking skills, marketing skills and sales skills, not ignoring the steady improvement of your photography and creative skills. As a matter of fact, you can hire sales and marketing experts to help you win clients. This is important since one of the major reasons why you are in business is to make profit.