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Photographers Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,990
25th Percentile Wage
$19,280
50th Percentile Wage
$24,790
75th Percentile Wage
$37,760
90th Percentile Wage
$52,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for photographers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $52,060. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $24,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,990.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.17
25th Percentile Wage
$9.27
50th Percentile Wage
$11.92
75th Percentile Wage
$18.14
90th Percentile Wage
$25.03

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for photographers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $25.03. The median hourly salary is $11.92. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.17.

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
201624,790-5.12%-1.45%
201526,0608.86%-
201423,750-7.07%-
201325,4301.10%-
201225,150--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Photographers in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of photographers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of photographers in state of North Carolina ranges from $18,580 to $38,440. The highest paying area for photographers in North Carolina is Raleigh-Cary with a median annual salary of $38,440. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Greensboro-High Point (mean annual salary $31,250). The lowest paying area is Burlington with a median annual salary of $18,580.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Raleigh-Cary
$38,440
Greensboro-High Point
$31,250
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$30,080
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$26,390
Fayetteville
$24,480
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$23,800
Winston-Salem
$23,460
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$22,750
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$22,500
Goldsboro
$22,450
Jacksonville
$21,660
Wilmington
$21,410
Asheville
$20,610
Greenville
$19,340
Burlington
$18,580



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