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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 among 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [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.

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 Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$36,170
19.38% 20.24%
2015
$29,160
16.46% -
2014
$24,360
-6.65% -
2013
$25,980
-11.05% -
2012
$28,850
- -

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 $21,360 to $63,330. The highest paying area for photographers in Michigan is Niles-Benton Harbor with a median annual salary of $63,330. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn (mean annual salary $50,240). The lowest paying area is Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills with a median annual salary of $21,360.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Niles-Benton Harbor
$63,330
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$50,240
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$44,540
Ann Arbor
$44,000
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$43,650
South Bend-Mishawaka
$38,820
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$35,880
Flint
$35,700
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$34,380
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$30,260
Kalamazoo-Portage
$26,230
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$25,380
Lansing-East Lansing
$23,940
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$21,360




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