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Creative Careers Salary Guide for 2011

Creative Careers Salary Guide for 2011

Steve Berman | ArtBistro

Artists aren’t known for worrying as much about money as they do about things like creative freedom and inspiration. However, nobody wants to be a starving artist. Luckily, in this increasingly visual world, opportunities for talented and well-trained artists are abundant and can be lucrative.

Wondering what the best paths are, and how much you can expect to make as a creative professional? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled the latest salary data and projections for 2011, with information based on location that will give you the info you need.

Find out what you could be earning!


Photographers, many of whom are self-employed, capture, produce, preserve. And, at times, enhance images that tell a story, create artistic expression, and record events. Employment is projected to grow 12% over the next eight years, due to the burgeoning need for digital images for web publications.

Number of Photographers Jobs: 152,000 (2008), 157,250 (2011), 169,500 (2018)

Median Hourly Wages: $14.31 Median Annual Wages: $29,770


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