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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
$18,490
25th Percentile Wage
$34,620
50th Percentile Wage
$51,770
75th Percentile Wage
$65,520
90th Percentile Wage
$78,160

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 $78,160. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid photographers is $18,490.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,7700.42%6.97%
201551,5505.45%-
201448,7400.37%-
201348,5600.82%-
201248,160--

Compare Photographers Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of photographers in ten 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 hospitals - privately owned industry with an annual salary $56,480. The lowest paying industry is the vocational rehabilitation services industry (annual salary $17,820). For detailed photographers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Hospitals - Privately owned
$56,480
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$56,420
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$56,250
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$56,140
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$54,070
Offices of Physicians
$53,350
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$47,380
Hospitals - Local government owned
$47,380
Social Assistance
$18,030
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$17,820

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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