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Photographers in Massachusetts

Considering a career as a Photographer in Massachusetts?

12.1% Jobs Projection
$46,770 Median Salary
360 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Photographers Work in Massachusetts?

In 2018, there were 1,220 Photographers working in the state.

There were 1,210 Photographers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Massachusetts

Jobs for Photographers in this state are growing at a rate of 12.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -5.6%.


Massachusetts Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 360 annual Photographers job openings in Massachusetts, and 4,250 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 Massachusetts?

In 2018 wages for Photographers ranged from $24,030 to $113,750 with $46,770 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.55 to $54.69. The median hourly rate was $22.49.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $18.83 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $3.66.

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


Top Massachusetts Metros for Photographers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,070 $48,910
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 290 $54,680
Springfield, MA-CT 120 $34,260
Worcester, MA-CT 40 $36,300

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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