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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 cities 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 Ohio

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,490
25th Percentile Wage
$20,730
50th Percentile Wage
$28,200
75th Percentile Wage
$44,610
90th Percentile Wage
$60,440

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 $60,440. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $28,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,490.

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
$28,200
0.82% 4.26%
2016
$27,970
2.93% -
2015
$27,150
-7.77% -
2014
$29,260
-2.26% -
2013
$29,920
9.76% -
2012
$27,000
- -

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 $48,130. The highest paying area for photographers in Ohio is Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor with a median annual salary of $48,130. The second highest paying city/area in Ohio State is Sandusky (mean annual salary $41,180). The lowest paying area is Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $18,770.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor
$48,130
Sandusky
$41,180
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$35,930
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$32,480
Columbus
$32,170
Cincinnati-Middletown
$31,690
Dayton
$27,720
Toledo
$27,390
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$23,990
Lima
$20,520
Akron
$19,690
Canton-Massillon
$19,240
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$18,770




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