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-31% Jobs Projection
$31,990 Median Salary
60 Job Openings

While jobs for Photographers in Indiana are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Photographers in Indiana is expected to decrease.

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

How Many Photographers Work in Indiana?

In Indiana, there were 800 people working as Photographers in the year 2018.

There were 770 Photographers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Indiana

Jobs for Photographers in this state are declining at a rate of 31.1% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -5.6%.


Indiana Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 60 annual Photographers job openings in Indiana, and 1,240 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 Indiana?

In 2018 wages for Photographers ranged from $17,630 to $57,880 with $31,990 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.48 to $27.83. The median hourly rate was $15.38.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $14.14 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.24.

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


Top Indiana Metros for Photographers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,320 $32,210
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 340 n/a
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 300 $35,520
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 140 $36,990
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 100 $35,400
Fort Wayne, IN 70 $40,250
Evansville, IN-KY 40 $31,270

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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