Photographers in District of Columbia
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- Photographers in District of Columbia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Photographers Work in District of Columbia?
In District of Columbia, there were 420 people working as Photographers in the year 2018.
There were 260 Photographers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 160 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 570 Photographers working in it, which means District of Columbia has fewer Photographers than average.
Job Projections for District of Columbia
Jobs for Photographers in this state are not projected to grow or decrease, which is better than what is projected nationwide which is a decrease of 5.6%.
District of Columbia Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 20 annual job openings, and a total of 270 jobs for District of Columbia Photographers in 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 10,300 annual jobs and 139,000 total jobs in 2026.
What do Photographers Make in District of Columbia?
In 2018 wages for Photographers ranged from $40,930 to $132,330 with $84,720 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.68 to $63.62. The median hourly rate was $40.73.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $31.22 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $9.51.
The median salary in District of Columbia is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top District of Columbia Metros for Photographers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Photographers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Top States for Photographers Employment
View the list below to see 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|
What Major Will Prepare You For a Photographer Career?
- Communication & Journalism
- Visual & Performing Arts
- Fine & Studio Arts
- Film, Video & Photographic Arts
- Design & Applied Arts
- General Visual & Performing Arts
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Jorge Royan under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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