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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 amongst North Carolina 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 North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,400
25th Percentile Wage
$20,110
50th Percentile Wage
$27,290
75th Percentile Wage
$41,350
90th Percentile Wage
$57,080

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 $57,080. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $27,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,400.

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
$27,290
9.16% 7.84%
2016
$24,790
-5.12% -
2015
$26,060
8.86% -
2014
$23,750
-7.07% -
2013
$25,430
1.10% -
2012
$25,150
- -

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 $40,370. The highest paying area for photographers in North Carolina is Greensboro-High Point with a median annual salary of $40,370. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Raleigh-Cary (mean annual salary $35,460). The lowest paying area is Burlington with a median annual salary of $18,580.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Greensboro-High Point
$40,370
Raleigh-Cary
$35,460
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$31,050
Winston-Salem
$29,550
Durham-Chapel Hill
$28,870
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$26,390
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$25,260
Fayetteville
$24,480
Wilmington
$24,170
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$22,560
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$22,500
Goldsboro
$22,450
Jacksonville
$21,660
Asheville
$20,270
Greenville
$19,340
Burlington
$18,580




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