Quote Originally Posted by PKM-25 View Post
If you take the top earners, over 100K net per year out of the equation, I bet it is less than 25K per year net average.
Photographers are under the "Star" system. There are a few on top while the rest on the bottom struggles. It's very much like actors and musicians.

Commercial photographers that get huge corporate accounts will do well. Others will struggle. Corporations can leverage economies of scale in using photography and muscle buyouts from photographers. On top of that, there are too many photographers fighting for too little work.

It takes more than just a good portfolio go succeed.