Photographers in Kentucky
Is Kentucky a good place for you to work as a Photographer?
While jobs for Photographers in Kentucky are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.
Employment for Photographers in Kentucky is expected to decrease.
Photographers in Kentucky earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Photographers Work in Kentucky?
There were approximately 400 workers employed as Photographers in this state in 2018.
There were 410 Photographers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 570 Photographers working in it, which means Kentucky has fewer Photographers than average.
Job Projections for Kentucky
Jobs for Photographers in this state are declining at a rate of 22.1% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -5.6%.
Kentucky Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 70 annual Photographers job openings in Kentucky, and 1,160 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 Kentucky?
In 2018 wages for Photographers ranged from $19,250 to $62,250 with $33,870 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.25 to $29.93. The median hourly rate was $16.28.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $17.16 an hour.
The hourly rate declined by $0.88.
The median salary in Kentucky is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Kentucky Metros for Photographers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Photographers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN||140||$36,990|
|Bowling Green, KY||40||$28,170|
Top States for Photographers Employment
The table below shows the states 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|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Jorge Royan under License
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