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Photographers Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of photographers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare photographers salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Photographers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,620
25th Percentile Wage
$35,900
50th Percentile Wage
$52,980
75th Percentile Wage
$68,090
90th Percentile Wage
$80,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for photographers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $80,460. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid photographers is $18,620.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,980
2.28% 9.10%
2016
$51,770
0.42% -
2015
$51,550
5.45% -
2014
$48,740
0.37% -
2013
$48,560
0.82% -
2012
$48,160
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Compare Photographers Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of photographers in eleven industries in the health care and social assistance 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 offices of physicians industry with an annual salary $58,850. The lowest paying industry is the vocational rehabilitation services industry (annual salary $18,380). For detailed photographers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Offices of Physicians
$58,850
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$57,650
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$57,020
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$56,640
Hospitals - Privately owned
$56,290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$56,060
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$47,720
Hospitals - Local government owned
$47,380
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$47,380
Social Assistance
$19,150
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$18,380

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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