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
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

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 $97,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid photographers is $25,980.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of photographers in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Compare Photographers Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of photographers in seven 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 $77,760. The lowest paying industry is the miscellaneous manufacturing industry (annual salary $42,120). For detailed photographers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Printing and Related Support Activities
Printing and Related Support Activities
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].


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