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Photographers in Maine

Is Maine a good place for you to work as a Photographer?

-14% Jobs Projection
$30,980 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

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

  • Employment for Photographers in Maine is expected to decrease.

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

How Many Photographers Work in Maine?

120 people worked as Photographers in 2018 in this state.

There were 120 Photographers employed in this state in 2017.

The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.


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


Job Projections for Maine

Jobs for Photographers in this state are declining at a rate of 13.9% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -5.6%.


Maine Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 20 annual job openings, and a total of 310 jobs for Maine Photographers in 2026.

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

What do Photographers Make in Maine?

In 2018 wages for Photographers ranged from $20,820 to $71,230 with $30,980 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.01 to $34.24. The median hourly rate was $14.89.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $14.06 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.83.

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


Top Maine Metros for Photographers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Portland-South Portland, ME 50 $49,040

Top States for Photographers Employment

The table below shows the states 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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