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Photographers Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for photographers in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of photographers amongst Iowa cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Photographers in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for photographers in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $42,330. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $28,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,560.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
0.79% 21.38%
6.08% -
4.21% -
8.80% -
3.42% -
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Photographers in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of photographers in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of photographers in state of Iowa ranges from $19,070 to $33,600. The highest paying area for photographers in Iowa is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $33,600. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Ames (mean annual salary $31,150). The lowest paying area is Iowa City with a median annual salary of $19,070.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
Cedar Rapids
Iowa City


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