Highest Paying Industries for Photographers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing36.5876090
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing36.0875040
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories33.2869230
Motion Picture and Video Industries32.2967160
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries32.0966750
Scientific Research and Development Services30.5463530
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences30.5463530
Other Information Services29.3761090
Manufacturing27.4957170
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services26.9756110
Hospitals, Privately owned26.7255580
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned26.6855490
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)25.6453330
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)25.6253290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)25.5853200
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing25.2352470
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals25.0952180
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores24.9751930
Federal, State, and Local Government24.9351840
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service24.9351840
Ambulatory Health Care Services24.9151820
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing24.8951760
Management of Companies and Enterprises24.8851760
Testing Laboratories24.6551280
Printing and Related Support Activities24.5551060
Local government, including schools and hospitals24.4250790
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods24.450740
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)24.3550640
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned23.9249750
Nonscheduled Air Transportation23.949710
Air Transportation23.8749640
Educational Services, Privately owned23.8249550
Educational Services, Local government owned23.2848420
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service23.0848000
Information22.947640
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers22.6847180
Offices of Physicians22.6147040
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries22.3746530
Cable and Other Subscription Programming22.3546490
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services22.3146410
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)22.2846350
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)22.2446250
Rental and Leasing Services22.0545860
Business Support Services21.9445640
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals21.9145570
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services21.845340
Retail Trade21.745130
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions21.5444810
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations21.544710
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries21.4444600
Television Broadcasting21.3744450
Broadcasting (except Internet)21.3644420
Radio and Television Broadcasting21.3344370
State government, including schools and hospitals21.2644210
Publishing Industries (except Internet)21.2544190
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers21.2444180
Spectator Sports21.1443980
Hospitals, Local government owned21.0243710
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned21.0243710
Specialized Design Services20.9243520
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned20.7543160
Educational Services, State government owned20.7443140
Engineering Services20.6742980
Nonstore Retailers20.642840
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses20.5942830
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services20.5642760
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation20.5542750
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers20.4542530
Newspaper Publishers20.442430
Transportation and Warehousing20.242020
Other Support Services19.8941380
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries19.8241230
Wholesale Trade19.740980
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services19.740980
Administrative and Support Services19.740980
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers19.6740910
Computer Systems Design and Related Services19.0139550
Junior colleges, Local government owned18.839090
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)18.4838450
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)18.4538370
All industries18.4438350
Personal and Laundry Services18.3838240
All industries, private ownership only18.3438160
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods17.8837200
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing17.5136420
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores17.0935550
Other Personal Services17.0335420
Employment Services16.9535250
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water16.6834690
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services16.4934300
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers16.3734050
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services16.2633820
Photographic Services16.2633820
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities16.0533390
Finance and Insurance15.9333140
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation15.8933060
Real Estate14.9831150
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers14.7530680
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers14.6830530
Automobile Dealers14.5630280
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities13.4527980
Performing Arts Companies13.0927230
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters13.0927220
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages13.0427120
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores11.7324400
Social Assistance10.722260
Accommodation and Food Services10.4321700
Accommodation10.221210
Traveler Accommodation10.221210
Vocational Rehabilitation Services9.1319000

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