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Photographers Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,130
25th Percentile Wage
$19,990
50th Percentile Wage
$30,370
75th Percentile Wage
$46,250
90th Percentile Wage
$59,190

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for photographers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $59,190. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $30,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,130.

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
$30,370
3.85% 9.68%
2016
$29,200
0.38% -
2015
$29,090
5.02% -
2014
$27,630
-2.42% -
2013
$28,300
3.07% -
2012
$27,430
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Photographers in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of photographers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of photographers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $19,690 to $54,120. The highest paying area for photographers in Pennsylvania is Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $54,120. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $50,240). The lowest paying area is Scranton--Wilkes-Barre with a median annual salary of $19,690.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$54,120
Philadelphia
$50,240
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$35,730
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$34,620
Lancaster
$33,890
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$31,980
York-Hanover
$30,180
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$29,310
Reading
$26,860
Erie
$24,700
Newark-Union
$23,000
Pittsburgh
$22,920
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$21,680
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$21,010
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$20,940
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$19,690




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