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Photographer Average Salary in Fiji 2020

How much money does a Photographer make in Fiji?

Average Monthly Salary
3,730 FJD
( 44,800 FJD yearly)


A person working as a Photographer in Fiji typically earns around 3,730 FJD per month. Salaries range from 1,720 FJD (lowest) to 5,930 FJD (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Photographer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Photographer Salary Distribution in Fiji

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Photographer salaries in Fiji range from 1,720 FJD per month (minimum salary) to 5,930 FJD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,030 FJD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Photographer(s) are earning less than 4,030 FJD while the other half are earning more than 4,030 FJD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Photographer(s) are earning less than 2,590 FJD while 75% of them are earning more than 2,590 FJD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Photographer(s) are earning less than 5,380 FJD while 25% are earning more than 5,380 FJD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Photographer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Photographer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Photographer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 1,950 FJD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,600 FJD per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 3,850 FJD per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Photographer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 4,690 FJD per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 5,110 FJD per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 5,530 FJD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Photographer average salary change by experience in Fiji

0 - 2 Years
1,950 FJD
2 - 5 Years+34%
2,600 FJD
5 - 10 Years+48%
3,850 FJD
10 - 15 Years+22%
4,690 FJD
15 - 20 Years+9%
5,110 FJD
20+ Years+8%
5,530 FJD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Photographer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Photographer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Photographer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Photographer is 2,390 FJD per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 2,810 FJD per month, 18% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 4,080 FJD per month, 45% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 5,340 FJD per month, 31% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Photographer average salary difference by education level in Fiji

High School
2,390 FJD
Certificate or Diploma+18%
2,810 FJD
Bachelor's Degree+45%
4,080 FJD
Master's Degree+31%
5,340 FJD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Fiji costs anywhere from 29,200 Fiji Dollar(s) to 87,700 Fiji Dollar(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Photographer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Fiji Photographer
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Photographer employees in Fiji earn 16% more than their female counterparts.

3,460 FJD
4,000 FJD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Fiji for all Careers

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Photographer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Fiji

How much are annual salary increments in Fiji for Photographer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?


Photographer(s) in Fiji are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Fiji Photographer
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Fiji / All Professions

Annual Salary Increment Rate Fiji
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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Fiji is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Fiji for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Photographer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Fiji

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Fiji Photographer
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A Photographer is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

85% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 15% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Photographer employees in Fiji earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
5,200 FJD
Public Sector+25%
6,490 FJD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Photographer Salary Trend and Forecast in Fiji

How are Photographer salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
3,230 FJD
Average Salary 2017+4%
3,350 FJD
Average Salary 2018+4%
3,470 FJD
Average Salary 2019+4%
3,600 FJD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Photographer salaries in Fiji are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Photographer Average Hourly Wage in Fiji

22 FJD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Fiji is 22 FJD. This means that the average Photographer in Fiji earns approximately 22 FJD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Photographer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Photographer and Advertising / Grapic Design / Events monthly Fiji
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The average salary for Photographer is 27% less than that of Advertising / Grapic Design / Events. Also, Advertising / Grapic Design / Events salaries are 12% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Advertising Account Executive5,580 FJD+50%
Advertising Account Manager4,150 FJD+11%
Advertising Account Planner4,340 FJD+16%
Advertising Coordinator5,070 FJD+36%
Advertising Manager6,540 FJD+75%
Advertising Operations Manager5,890 FJD+58%
Advertising Strategic Planner4,690 FJD+26%
Advertising Team Leader4,910 FJD+32%
Animator3,810 FJD+2%
Art Director5,350 FJD+43%
Artist4,880 FJD+31%
Artworker3,900 FJD+5%
Assistant Art Director4,710 FJD+26%
Audiosual Technician3,930 FJD+5%
Broadcast Administrator5,890 FJD+58%
Catering Sales3,950 FJD+6%
Catering Trainer5,420 FJD+45%
Commercial and Industrial Designer4,250 FJD+14%
Conference Organiser4,210 FJD+13%
Content and Media Production Lead5,350 FJD+43%
CopyWriter4,320 FJD+16%
Creative Designer5,390 FJD+44%
Creative Director5,580 FJD+50%
Designer 3,140 FJD-16%
Desktop Publisher3,730 FJD-0%
Director of Graphic Design5,620 FJD+51%
Events and Promotions Manager6,330 FJD+70%
Exhibit Display Coordinator4,480 FJD+20%
Exhibit Display Manager5,100 FJD+37%
Finisher3,650 FJD-2%
Graphic Artist5,150 FJD+38%
Graphic Designer4,020 FJD+8%
Graphics Design Supervisor5,050 FJD+35%
Imagery Analyst3,920 FJD+5%
Imaging Technologist3,810 FJD+2%
Interaction Designer3,420 FJD-8%
Media Planner4,900 FJD+31%
Media Production Coordinator4,500 FJD+21%
Media Production Manager4,710 FJD+26%
Media Project Manager4,960 FJD+33%
Media Relations Representative6,090 FJD+63%
Media Sales Executive5,920 FJD+59%
Multimedia Specialist3,880 FJD+4%
Photographer3,730 FJD-0%
PPC Campaign Manager5,280 FJD+41%
Print Production Manager5,240 FJD+40%
Product and Brand Manager6,930 FJD+86%
Sales Promotion Manager6,670 FJD+79%
Sketch Artist4,160 FJD+11%
Social Media Executive5,960 FJD+60%
Technical Typist4,680 FJD+25%
User Experience UX Designer4,290 FJD+15%
UX Designer3,890 FJD+4%

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