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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 amongst 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,330
25th Percentile Wage
$25,600
50th Percentile Wage
$34,980
75th Percentile Wage
$48,360
90th Percentile Wage
$62,500

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 $62,500. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,330.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.81
25th Percentile Wage
$12.31
50th Percentile Wage
$16.82
75th Percentile Wage
$23.25
90th Percentile Wage
$30.05

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for photographers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $30.05. The median hourly salary is $16.82. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.81.

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
201634,980-4.83%17.55%
201536,6709.38%-
201433,2309.51%-
201330,0704.09%-
201228,840--

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 $39,790. The highest paying area for photographers in Wisconsin is Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis with a median annual salary of $39,790. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $38,430). The lowest paying area is Racine with a median annual salary of $23,670.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$39,790
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$38,430
Appleton
$35,970
Green Bay
$35,790
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$33,800
Madison
$32,350
Lake County-Kenosha County
$28,540
Eau Claire
$26,720
Duluth
$23,680
Racine
$23,670



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