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Photographers Salary Information in South Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,610
25th Percentile Wage
$18,320
50th Percentile Wage
$27,840
75th Percentile Wage
$46,930
90th Percentile Wage
$65,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for photographers in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $65,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $27,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,610.

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
$27,840
-8.08% 1.36%
2016
$30,090
-4.12% -
2015
$31,330
4.44% -
2014
$29,940
4.31% -
2013
$28,650
4.15% -
2012
$27,460
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Photographers in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of photographers in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of photographers in state of South Carolina ranges from $18,720 to $45,120. The highest paying area for photographers in South Carolina is Greenville-Mauldin-Easley with a median annual salary of $45,120. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Spartanburg (mean annual salary $37,700). The lowest paying area is Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway with a median annual salary of $18,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$45,120
Spartanburg
$37,700
Columbia
$35,960
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$33,520
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$29,270
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$25,930
Augusta-Richmond County
$25,870
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$18,720




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