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Photographers Salary Information in South Dakota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,510
25th Percentile Wage
$26,030
50th Percentile Wage
$29,550
75th Percentile Wage
$35,560
90th Percentile Wage
$42,490

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for photographers in South Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $42,490. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $29,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,510.

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
$29,550
-5.96% 5.11%
2016
$31,310
11.43% -
2015
$27,730
-5.16% -
2014
$29,160
7.17% -
2013
$27,070
-3.58% -
2012
$28,040
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of photographers in some South Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of photographers in state of South Dakota ranges from $21,990 to $34,380. The highest paying area for photographers in South Dakota is Sioux Falls with a median annual salary of $34,380. The second highest paying city/area in South Dakota State is Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $29,670). The lowest paying area is Sioux City with a median annual salary of $21,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Sioux Falls
$34,380
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$29,670
Rapid City
$28,280
Sioux City
$21,990




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