Photographers Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Photographers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,450
25th Percentile Wage
$24,480
50th Percentile Wage
$34,510
75th Percentile Wage
$49,350
90th Percentile Wage
$63,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for photographers in the industry sector of retail trade. 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 $63,690. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $34,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid photographers is $19,450.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$34,510
-9.16% -1.22%
2016
$37,670
13.43% -
2015
$32,610
-13.86% -
2014
$37,130
-12.39% -
2013
$41,730
16.30% -
2012
$34,930
- -

Compare Photographers Salary in Different Industries within the Retail Trade Sector

The average salaries of photographers in 18 industries in the retail trade 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 jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores industry with an annual salary $56,920. The lowest paying industry is the book stores and news dealers industry (annual salary $21,660). For detailed photographers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores
$56,920
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$40,830
Clothing Stores
$39,760
Nonstore Retailers
$39,510
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$39,500
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$35,460
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$34,670
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$33,440
Home Furnishings Stores
$30,440
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$29,750
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$29,480
Sporting Goods Stores
$28,770
Automobile Dealers
$26,360
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$26,200
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$25,190
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers
$24,110
Used Merchandise Stores
$23,940
Book Stores and News Dealers
$21,660

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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