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Photographers Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of photographers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare photographers salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Photographers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,040
25th Percentile Wage
$41,580
50th Percentile Wage
$50,900
75th Percentile Wage
$67,420
90th Percentile Wage
$88,650

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for photographers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $88,650. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid photographers is $34,040.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of photographers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth4-Year Growth
201650,9002.32%7.68%
201549,7203.58%-
201447,9401.98%-
201246,990--

Compare Photographers Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of photographers in six industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $54,780. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $45,800). For detailed photographers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$54,780
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$52,330
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$50,900
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$48,240
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$45,840
State government, including schools and hospitals
$45,800

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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