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Photographers in District of Columbia

Is District of Columbia a good place for you to work as a Photographer?

$84,720 Median Salary
20 Job Openings
  • Photographers in District of Columbia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Photographers Work in District of Columbia?

There were approximately 420 workers employed as Photographers in this state in 2018.

There were 260 Photographers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 160 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Photographers in DC Employment Trend

The typical state has 570 Photographers working in it, which means District of Columbia has fewer Photographers than average.

Photographers in DC vs. the Average State

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%.

Job Projections for Photographers: Nation vs. DC

District of Columbia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 20 annual Photographers job openings in District of Columbia, and 270 total jobs in the year 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.

Photographers Earnings: DC vs. National Average

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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,050 $46,550

Top States for Photographers Employment

View the list below to see where most Photographers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 6,060 $46,790
Florida 4,480 $28,880
New York 4,090 $43,210
Texas 3,070 $28,100
Illinois 2,600 $31,460
Ohio 1,880 $29,920
Georgia 1,850 $36,670
Pennsylvania 1,740 $30,260
North Carolina 1,450 $26,400
New Jersey 1,400 $27,570
Michigan 1,330 $0
Missouri 1,220 $28,830
Massachusetts 1,220 $46,770
Wisconsin 1,070 $29,360
Washington 1,030 $44,180
Arizona 1,020 $27,310
Virginia 860 $32,820
Tennessee 810 $28,530
Indiana 800 $31,990
Nevada 770 $29,820

Below are the states where Photographers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $84,720
Rhode Island $55,990
Minnesota $47,810
California $46,790
Massachusetts $46,770
Washington $44,180
Mississippi $43,330
Vermont $43,230
New York $43,210
Alaska $42,160

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