2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators perform work involved in developing and processing photographic images from film or digital media. May perform precision tasks such as editing photographic negatives and prints.
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- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $23,850 to $28,140 per year or $11 to $14 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$30||$61,950|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$23||$47,870|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$17||$34,720|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$14||$28,140|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$11||$23,850|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Photographic Process Worker and Processing Machine Operator is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NY doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NY might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Photo Lab Technicians are in the states of NY, OR, MO, CA and FL.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises||$54530||$26.22|
|Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers||$52950||$25.45|
|Motion Picture and Video Industries||$50930||$24.49|
|Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers||$50570||$24.31|
|Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses||$48830||$23.48|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$46310||$22.26|
|Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing||$43790||$21.05|
|Specialized Design Services||$42950||$20.65|
|Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media||$41780||$20.08|
|Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers||$40920||$19.67|
|Electronics and Appliance Stores||$40680||$19.56|
|General Merchandise Stores||$40290||$19.37|
|Other Personal Services||$39470||$18.98|
|Printing and Related Support Activities||$38770||$18.64|
|Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services||$37550||$18.05|
|Other Information Services||$37000||$17.79|
|Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services||$36950||$17.76|
|Business Support Services||$34460||$16.57|
|Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing||$33380||$16.05|
|Health and Personal Care Stores||$28890||$13.89|