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Photographers Salary Information in Missouri

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,430
25th Percentile Wage
$21,760
50th Percentile Wage
$28,830
75th Percentile Wage
$51,790
90th Percentile Wage
$67,200

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for photographers in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $67,200. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $28,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,430.

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
$28,830
-30.00% 27.40%
2016
$37,480
19.45% -
2015
$30,190
4.77% -
2014
$28,750
3.58% -
2013
$27,720
24.49% -
2012
$20,930
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Photographers in Missouri Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of photographers in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of photographers in state of Missouri ranges from $18,690 to $38,290. The highest paying area for photographers in Missouri is Kansas City with a median annual salary of $38,290. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is St Louis (mean annual salary $34,370). The lowest paying area is Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $18,690.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kansas City
$38,290
St Louis
$34,370
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$26,730
Columbia
$25,660
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$24,670
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$22,830
Springfield
$22,700
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$20,210
Joplin
$19,100
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$18,690




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