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Photographers in Minnesota

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

-15% Jobs Projection
$47,810 Median Salary
140 Job Openings

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

  • Employment for Photographers in Minnesota is expected to decrease.

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

How Many Photographers Work in Minnesota?

In 2018, there were 770 Photographers working in the state.

There were 950 Photographers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 180 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Photographers in MN Employment Trend

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

Photographers in MN vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Minnesota

Jobs for Photographers in this state are declining at a rate of 14.6% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -5.6%.

Job Projections for Photographers: Nation vs. MN

Minnesota Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 140 annual job openings, and 2,050 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 Minnesota?

In 2018 wages for Photographers ranged from $25,030 to $91,070 with $47,810 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.03 to $43.79. The median hourly rate was $22.99.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $18.74 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $4.25.

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

Photographers Earnings: MN vs. National Average

Top Minnesota Metros for Photographers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 650 $49,810
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 70 $33,750
Fargo, ND-MN 40 $35,590

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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