Pay Pay rates for industrial/commercial photographers vary depending on the sector of photography they work in,and whether they are employed orself-employed The pay rates given below are approximate. Industrial/commercial photographers earn in the range of £16,000 -£19,000 a year,rising to around £24,500 -£32,000, with experience.Higher salaries can be awarded to more experienced photographers. Industrial/commercial photographers may be paid an hourly rate.This can range from £7 to £15 per hour. Bonuses may be awarded on top of a salary. Incidents of unpaid work are high amongst photographers.Hours of work Working hours can vary.Some industrial/commercial photographers work regular office hours,usually over a 37-hour week,Monday to Friday.Others work irregular hours,which may include early starts,late finishes,and work at weekends and on public holidays.What's happening in this work area? Competition for photography posts is strong,as there are often more applicants than vacancies. There is strong competition for freelance work.Where could I work? Employers include local and national government departments,universities,museums and firms in commerce and industry. Opportunities for industrial/commercial photographers occur in towns and cities throughout the UK.However,opportunities are greater in London and the South East,where many media agencies are based.Self-employment Opportunities occur for photographers to work on a self-employed,freelancebasis,employed on short contracts.Where are vacancies advertised? Vacancies are advertised in photography,advertising and design trade magazines and on websites such as the Association of Photographers (AOP) Vacancies are also advertised on all the major job boardsonUniversal Jobmatchand atJobcentre Plus It's a good idea to build up a network of relevant contacts,as not all photography jobs are advertised.Makingspeculative job applications to potential employers can be useful.