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Photographers Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for photographers in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of photographers among Kentucky areas 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 Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,020
25th Percentile Wage
$27,710
50th Percentile Wage
$35,680
75th Percentile Wage
$50,490
90th Percentile Wage
$64,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for photographers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $64,050. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,020.

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
2017
$35,680
14.88% 35.34%
2016
$30,370
5.24% -
2015
$28,780
16.26% -
2014
$24,100
6.47% -
2013
$22,540
-2.35% -
2012
$23,070
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Photographers in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of photographers in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of photographers in state of Kentucky ranges from $19,500 to $43,030. The highest paying area for photographers in Kentucky is Louisville-Jefferson County with a median annual salary of $43,030. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Lexington-Fayette (mean annual salary $37,420). The lowest paying area is South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $19,500.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Louisville-Jefferson County
$43,030
Lexington-Fayette
$37,420
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$30,730
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$28,500
Evansville
$24,690
Bowling Green
$24,630
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$19,500




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