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5.3% Jobs Projection
$28,880 Median Salary
1,000 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Photographers in Florida are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Photographers in Florida is growing faster than average.

  • Photographers in Florida earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Photographers Work in Florida?

There were approximately 4,480 workers employed as Photographers in this state in 2018.

There were 4,040 Photographers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 440 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Photographers in FL Employment Trend

The typical state has 570 Photographers working in it, which means Florida has more Photographers than average.

Photographers in FL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Florida

Jobs for Photographers in this state are growing at a rate of 5.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -5.6%.

Job Projections for Photographers: Nation vs. FL

Florida Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,000 annual job openings, and 12,360 total jobs in 2026 for Photographers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 10,300 annual jobs and 139,000 total jobs in 2026.

What do Photographers Make in Florida?

In 2018 wages for Photographers ranged from $18,980 to $84,740 with $28,880 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.13 to $40.74. The median hourly rate was $13.89.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $16.06 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $2.17.

The median salary in Florida is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Photographers Earnings: FL vs. National Average

Top Florida Metros for Photographers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Photographers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,600 $25,770
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 960 $35,130
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 520 $28,260
Jacksonville, FL 270 $25,770
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 150 $32,070
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 80 $43,740
Port St. Lucie, FL 70 $40,650
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 60 $34,820
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 40 $24,040
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 40 $21,610
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 30 $30,170
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 30 $22,270
Gainesville, FL 30 $41,620

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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