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Photographers Salary Information in Ohio

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,020
25th Percentile Wage
$19,440
50th Percentile Wage
$27,970
75th Percentile Wage
$43,870
90th Percentile Wage
$58,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for photographers in Ohio in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $58,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $27,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,020.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.66
25th Percentile Wage
$9.35
50th Percentile Wage
$13.45
75th Percentile Wage
$21.09
90th Percentile Wage
$28.21

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for photographers in Ohio in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $28.21. The median hourly salary is $13.45. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.66.

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
201627,9702.93%3.47%
201527,150-7.77%-
201429,260-2.26%-
201329,9209.76%-
201227,000--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Photographers in Ohio Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of photographers in some Ohio cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of photographers in state of Ohio ranges from $18,770 to $41,180. The highest paying area for photographers in Ohio is Sandusky with a median annual salary of $41,180. The second highest paying city/area in Ohio State is Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor (mean annual salary $36,330). The lowest paying area is Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $18,770.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Sandusky
$41,180
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor
$36,330
Columbus
$34,490
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$32,480
Cincinnati-Middletown
$31,690
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$29,360
Dayton
$28,940
Toledo
$25,310
Akron
$22,520
Lima
$20,520
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$19,490
Canton-Massillon
$18,780
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$18,770


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