Photographers Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of photographers in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare photographers salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Photographers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,020
25th Percentile Wage
$40,120
50th Percentile Wage
$61,440
75th Percentile Wage
$78,920
90th Percentile Wage
$94,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for photographers in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) photographers is $94,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid photographers is $27,020.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,440
-1.12% 16.75%
2016
$62,130
4.84% -
2015
$59,120
7.09% -
2014
$54,930
6.46% -
2013
$51,380
0.45% -
2012
$51,150
- -

Compare Photographers Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of photographers in eight industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for photographers occupations is the aerospace product and parts manufacturing industry with an annual salary $80,400. The lowest paying industry is the miscellaneous manufacturing industry (annual salary $44,980). For detailed photographers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$80,400
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$77,250
Printing and Related Support Activities
$68,750
Printing and Related Support Activities
$68,750
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$63,950
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$48,480
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$45,050
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$44,980

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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