Photographers in Iowa
Get the information you need to know about working as a Photographer.
While jobs for Photographers in Iowa are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.
Employment for Photographers in Iowa is expected to decrease.
Photographers in Iowa earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Photographers Work in Iowa?
There were approximately 510 workers employed as Photographers in this state in 2018.
There were 480 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 Iowa has fewer Photographers than average.
Job Projections for Iowa
Jobs for Photographers in this state are declining at a rate of 11.2% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -5.6%.
Iowa Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 120 annual job openings, and a total of 1,660 jobs for Iowa Photographers in 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 10,300 annual jobs and 139,000 total jobs in 2026.
What do Photographers Make in Iowa?
In 2018 wages for Photographers ranged from $16,860 to $43,830 with $25,570 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.11 to $21.07. The median hourly rate was $12.29.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $13.47 an hour.
The hourly rate declined by $1.18.
The median salary in Iowa is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Iowa Metros for Photographers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Photographers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA||200||$29,610|
|Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA||160||$31,290|
|Cedar Rapids, IA||80||$21,110|
|Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL||50||$27,620|
|Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA||50||$23,300|
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?
- Visual & Performing Arts
- Communication & Journalism
- Design & Applied Arts
- Fine & Studio Arts
- Film, Video & Photographic 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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