Photographers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 5221  ยท  Browse All Occupations

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Photographers operate still cameras to photograph people, events, scenes, materials, products and other subjects. Photographers are employed by photographic studios, newspapers, magazines, museums and government, or they may be self-employed.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Aerial Photographer
  • Chief Photographer
  • Commercial Photographer
  • Evidence Photographer - Forensic
  • Fashion Photographer
  • Finish Photographer
  • Forensic Photographer
  • Industrial Photographer
  • Medical Photographer
  • Multimedia Photographer
  • Multimedia Picture Illustrator
  • News Photographer
  • Photographer
  • Photography Supervisor
  • Photojournalist
  • Photomicrographer
  • Police Photographer
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Racetrack Finish Photographer
  • Retoucher - Photography
  • Scientific Photographer
  • Still Photographer
  • Street Photographer
  • Wildlife Photographer
  • Aerial Photographer
  • Commercial Photographer
  • Forensic Photographer
  • Industrial Photographer
  • Photographer
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Scientific Photographer
  • Multimedia Picture Illustrator
  • Photojournalist
  • Police Photographer

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for photographers.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $5,041
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Sex

The following table details median income by sex for photographers.

Sex Median Income
Male $5,048
Female $8,527
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (4 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for photographers.

$39,000.00
Lowest Observed
$97,500.00
Highest Observed
$39,000.00
25th Percentile
$61,375.00
Average
$54,500.00
Median
$65,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for photographers

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 10
25 to 34 years 50
35 to 44 years 40
45 to 54 years 15
55 to 64 years 30
65 to 74 years 10
75 years and over 0
Total 165
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for photographers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 130
Part Time 35
Total 165
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for photographers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 85
Female 75
Total 165
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for photographers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 50
Self Employed 115
Total 165
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for photographers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 150
Unemployed 10
Total 165
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for photographers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 10
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 25
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 10
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 70
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 50
Total 165
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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