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Photographers Salary Information in New Mexico

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,360
25th Percentile Wage
$23,330
50th Percentile Wage
$29,170
75th Percentile Wage
$54,930
90th Percentile Wage
$87,420

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for photographers in New Mexico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $87,420. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $29,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,360.

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
$29,170
-1.44% -25.57%
2015
$29,590
-33.02% -
2014
$39,360
4.29% -
2013
$37,670
2.76% -
2012
$36,630
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Photographers in New Mexico Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of photographers in some New Mexico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of photographers in state of New Mexico ranges from $28,800 to $44,300. The highest paying area for photographers in New Mexico is Santa Fe with a median annual salary of $44,300. The lowest paying area is Albuquerque with a median annual salary of $28,800.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Santa Fe
$44,300
Albuquerque
$28,800




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