Photographers Salary in Sector of Information

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

Average Annual Salary of Photographers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,960
25th Percentile Wage
$31,900
50th Percentile Wage
$45,070
75th Percentile Wage
$65,810
90th Percentile Wage
$90,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for photographers in the industry sector of information. 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 $90,130. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid photographers is $22,960.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$45,070
-0.53% 13.65%
2016
$45,310
5.23% -
2015
$42,940
4.31% -
2014
$41,090
1.61% -
2013
$40,430
3.73% -
2012
$38,920
- -

Compare Photographers Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of photographers in twelve industries in the information 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 motion picture and sound recording industries industry with an annual salary $53,820. The lowest paying industry is the telecommunications industry (annual salary $35,460). For detailed photographers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$53,820
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$53,820
Other Information Services
$52,380
Other Information Services
$52,380
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$47,810
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$45,630
Television Broadcasting
$45,560
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$45,530
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$41,490
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$41,490
Newspaper Publishers
$39,780
Telecommunications
$35,460

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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