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Photographers Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for photographers in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of photographers among Colorado cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Photographers in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for photographers in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $60,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $29,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,660.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of photographers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
-32.95% -20.87%
30.76% -
-7.89% -
-1.61% -
-19.77% -
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Photographers in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of photographers in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of photographers in state of Colorado ranges from $22,540 to $37,400. The highest paying area for photographers in Colorado is Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $37,400. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Fort Collins-Loveland (mean annual salary $37,310). The lowest paying area is Colorado Springs with a median annual salary of $22,540.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
Fort Collins-Loveland
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
Grand Junction
Colorado Springs


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