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75.3% Jobs Projection
$35,670 Median Salary
90 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Photographers Work in Maryland?

In Maryland, there were 740 people working as Photographers in the year 2018.

There were 940 Photographers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 200 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Photographers in MD Employment Trend

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

Photographers in MD vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Maryland

Jobs for Photographers in this state are growing at a rate of 75.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -5.6%.

Job Projections for Photographers: Nation vs. MD

Maryland Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 90 annual job openings, and 5,750 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 Maryland?

In 2018 wages for Photographers ranged from $21,530 to $62,450 with $35,670 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.35 to $30.02. The median hourly rate was $17.15.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $12.17 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $4.98.

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

Photographers Earnings: MD vs. National Average

Top Maryland Metros for Photographers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,050 $46,550
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 800 $37,980
Salisbury, MD-DE 60 $27,670

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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