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Photographers Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,010
25th Percentile Wage
$22,410
50th Percentile Wage
$31,120
75th Percentile Wage
$46,480
90th Percentile Wage
$65,550

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for photographers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $65,550. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,010.

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
$31,120
-12.40% 7.33%
2016
$34,980
-4.83% -
2015
$36,670
9.38% -
2014
$33,230
9.51% -
2013
$30,070
4.09% -
2012
$28,840
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Photographers in Wisconsin Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of photographers in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of photographers in state of Wisconsin ranges from $23,670 to $43,030. The highest paying area for photographers in Wisconsin is Appleton with a median annual salary of $43,030. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $41,720). The lowest paying area is Racine with a median annual salary of $23,670.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Appleton
$43,030
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$41,720
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$35,070
La Crosse
$34,210
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$33,800
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$30,710
Green Bay
$30,210
Lake County-Kenosha County
$26,830
Eau Claire
$24,790
Madison
$24,310
Duluth
$23,680
Racine
$23,670




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