For this task we have been asked to use are researching skills to find out information about: average minimum wage for our age, average UK working hours a week and average working week of a photographer.
Average Minimum Wage For A 16 Year Old:
To research this I used thew website https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates because it is a trusted website set up by the government to give out information to people who need it.
This chart clearly indicates the pay for each age group on an average in October 2016. For 16 year olds the average pay is £4, which has gone up from £3.87 last year in April 2016.
Average UK Working Hours A Week:
On average you can’t work more than 48 hours a week, unless you opt out of that and work more. Some jobs require you to work more than 48 hours a week, depending on the job role.
If you are under 18 years old you can’t work more than 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week. I also found this information on https://www.gov.uk/maximum-weekly-working-hours/overview
Average Working Week Of A Photographer:
The average working week of a photographer is 40 hours or more depending on the area of photography you do.For example portrait photographers work up to 40 hours a week, whereas news photographers usually work longer and irregular hours meaning they must me ready to work on short notice. http://www.photography-schools.com/photography-career-conditions.htm
International Salaries Comparisons:
A Uk commercial photographer earns £20,011 a year.
An American commercial photographer earns $45,602
An Australian commercial photographer earns $AUS 58,181
For the second project ‘Going Local’ I worked out that I spent 70 hours on the project, if I was to get paid by college I would receive £280.
The hourly rate for a commercial photographer is £10.42, so if I was charging that much for the hours I did for ‘Going Local’ I would receive £729.40 which is over double what I would get if I was charging for my average minimum wage.