Photographers Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Photographers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,350
25th Percentile Wage
$34,050
50th Percentile Wage
$46,010
75th Percentile Wage
$58,850
90th Percentile Wage
$71,710

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for photographers in the industry sector of educational services. 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 $71,710. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid photographers is $24,350.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$46,010
-2.13% 7.87%
2016
$46,990
2.70% -
2015
$45,720
2.25% -
2014
$44,690
3.78% -
2013
$43,000
1.42% -
2012
$42,390
- -

Compare Photographers Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of photographers in twelve industries in the educational services 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 other schools and instruction industry with an annual salary $53,930. The lowest paying industry is the junior colleges (including private, state, and local government schools) industry (annual salary $33,490). For detailed photographers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Schools and Instruction
$53,930
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$53,930
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$50,300
Educational Services - Privately owned
$49,830
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$49,170
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$46,600
Educational Services
$46,010
Educational Services - State government owned
$44,440
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$44,300
Educational Services - Local government owned
$40,250
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$36,290
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$33,490

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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