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Photographer - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "Photographer"

How much does a Photographer in the federal government get paid? $75,286.71* *Based on the 2010 average.
307 EMPLOYEES
$23.04M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Photographer was the 304th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 307 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2010, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired the most employees titled Photography, with an average salary of $81,525.

Government Photography jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This occupation includes positions that involve supervising or performing work in operating still, television (video), or motion picture cameras, and in processing photographic film and negatives. The work requires, in addition to a knowledge of the equipment, techniques, and processes of photography, either (1) working knowledge of the subject matter to be photographed, and/or (2) artistic ability in selecting, arranging, and lighting subjects or in processing work.

Agencies that have hired a Photographer

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Federal Bureau of Investigation 100 $81,525.34
Veterans Health Administration 72 $65,494.51
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 19 $80,281.21
National Institutes of Health 16 $92,859.94
National Park Service 11 $59,170.09
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 10 $49,917.00
U.S. Secret Service 9 $97,269.44
Farm Service Agency 9 $62,085.89
National Gallery of Art 6 $85,950.50
National Archives and Records Administration 5 $64,521.00
Forest Service 4 $64,046.75
Langley Research Center 4 $66,216.00
Department of State 3 $77,563.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 3 $77,670.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 3 $62,196.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 3 $93,977.67
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 2 $88,598.00
Assistant Secretary for Administration 2 $62,667.00
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $55,753.50
Goddard Space Flight Center 2 $82,195.00
Internal Revenue Service 2 $98,022.00
Departmental Offices 1 $76,723.00
U.S. Coast Guard 1 $59,421.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $106,839.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 1 $104,672.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 1 $87,691.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $89,846.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $94,837.00
Geological Survey 1 $106,839.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $106,570.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $30,456.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $50,431.00
Government Printing Office 1 $67,114.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 1 $46,551.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $70,621.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $58,592.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $87,350.00
Program Support Center 1 $90,596.00
Federal Aviation Administration 1 $55,395.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $93,470.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 1 $84,855.00

Photographer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Photographer is $75,286.71.

Common Photographer Payscales

Payscale Number of Photography Employees
GS - General Schedule 302
ZA - Administrative 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 1
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 1

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Occupation Family: 1000 INFORMATION AND ARTS GROUP

Average Photography Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Photographer was $58,059. Since then, the average pay has increased to $71,479 in 2017.


Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 1060.

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Source: www.federalpay.org/employees/occupations/photography/2010