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Photographers Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual and hourly salaries for photographers in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of photographers amongst Michigan metropolitan 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,190
25th Percentile Wage
$23,870
50th Percentile Wage
$36,170
75th Percentile Wage
$50,570
90th Percentile Wage
$68,830

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for photographers in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $68,830. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,190.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.23
25th Percentile Wage
$11.48
50th Percentile Wage
$17.39
75th Percentile Wage
$24.31
90th Percentile Wage
$33.09

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for photographers in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $33.09. The median hourly salary is $17.39. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.23.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of photographers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201636,17019.38%20.24%
201529,16016.46%-
201424,360-6.65%-
201325,980-11.05%-
201228,850--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Photographers in Michigan Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of photographers in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of photographers in state of Michigan ranges from $20,190 to $49,560. The highest paying area for photographers in Michigan is Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn with a median annual salary of $49,560. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Ann Arbor (mean annual salary $48,150). The lowest paying area is Kalamazoo-Portage with a median annual salary of $20,190.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$49,560
Ann Arbor
$48,150
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$44,540
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$43,650
South Bend-Mishawaka
$40,720
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$34,380
Flint
$31,810
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$30,920
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$30,260
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$28,420
Lansing-East Lansing
$23,940
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$21,360
Kalamazoo-Portage
$20,190


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