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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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Photographers in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,510
25th Percentile Wage
$20,770
50th Percentile Wage
$29,200
75th Percentile Wage
$39,540
90th Percentile Wage
$55,430

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 $55,430. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $29,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,510.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.42
25th Percentile Wage
$9.99
50th Percentile Wage
$14.04
75th Percentile Wage
$19.01
90th Percentile Wage
$26.65

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for photographers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $26.65. The median hourly salary is $14.04. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.42.

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
201629,2000.38%6.06%
201529,0905.02%-
201427,630-2.42%-
201328,3003.07%-
201227,430--

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 $18,990 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 $40,900). The lowest paying area is Scranton--Wilkes-Barre with a median annual salary of $18,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$54,120
Philadelphia
$40,900
Pittsburgh
$34,720
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$31,980
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$31,290
Lancaster
$30,190
York-Hanover
$29,580
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$29,310
Reading
$28,840
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$26,580
Erie
$23,960
Newark-Union
$23,820
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$23,590
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$19,810
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$19,700
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$18,990


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