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Photographers Salary Information in Georgia

The average annual and hourly salaries for photographers in the state of Georgia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of photographers amongst Georgia metropolitan areas 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 Georgia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,040
25th Percentile Wage
$25,110
50th Percentile Wage
$34,780
75th Percentile Wage
$48,970
90th Percentile Wage
$68,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for photographers in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $68,170. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,040.

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
2017
$34,780
-7.79% 27.37%
2016
$37,490
9.47% -
2015
$33,940
5.63% -
2014
$32,030
16.77% -
2013
$26,660
5.25% -
2012
$25,260
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Photographers in Georgia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of photographers in some Georgia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of photographers in state of Georgia ranges from $18,230 to $37,470. The highest paying area for photographers in Georgia is South Georgia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $37,470. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is Savannah (mean annual salary $36,800). The lowest paying area is Valdosta with a median annual salary of $18,230.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$37,470
Savannah
$36,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$34,320
Columbus
$33,650
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$29,630
Albany
$23,910
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$19,500
Valdosta
$18,230




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