Photographers in Colorado
Want to work in Colorado as a Photographer? Read this first!
You’re in luck! Jobs for Photographers in Colorado are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Photographers in Colorado is growing faster than average.
Photographers in Colorado earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Photographers Work in Colorado?
750 people worked as Photographers in 2018 in this state.
There were 760 Photographers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 570 Photographers working in it, which means Colorado has more Photographers than average.
Job Projections for Colorado
Jobs for Photographers in this state are growing at a rate of 18.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -5.6%.
Colorado Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 200 annual job openings, and a total of 2,160 jobs for Colorado Photographers in 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 10,300 annual jobs and 139,000 total jobs in 2026.
What do Photographers Make in Colorado?
In 2018 wages for Photographers ranged from $21,230 to $63,400 with $31,230 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.21 to $30.48. The median hourly rate was $15.01.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $14.17 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $0.84.
The median salary in Colorado is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Colorado Metros for Photographers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Photographers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Colorado Springs, CO||90||$24,040|
|Fort Collins, CO||40||$29,580|
Top States for Photographers Employment
The table below shows the states where most Photographers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Photographers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$84,720|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Jorge Royan under License
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