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Photographers Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,650
25th Percentile Wage
$20,910
50th Percentile Wage
$31,460
75th Percentile Wage
$44,990
90th Percentile Wage
$63,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for photographers in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,650.

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 Growth4-Year Growth
2016
$31,460
-0.32% -9.15%
2015
$31,560
-10.27% -
2014
$34,800
9.57% -
2013
$31,470
-9.12% -
2012
$34,340
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Photographers in Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of photographers in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of photographers in state of Virginia ranges from $19,060 to $45,970. The highest paying area for photographers in Virginia is Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $45,970. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Charlottesville (mean annual salary $39,940). The lowest paying area is Richmond with a median annual salary of $19,060.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$45,970
Charlottesville
$39,940
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$33,480
Roanoke
$28,040
Lynchburg
$26,450
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$21,550
Richmond
$19,060




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