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Photographers in Mississippi

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-15% Jobs Projection
$43,330 Median Salary
40 Job Openings

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

  • Employment for Photographers in Mississippi is expected to decrease.

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

How Many Photographers Work in Mississippi?

There were approximately 230 workers employed as Photographers in this state in 2018.

There were 230 Photographers employed in this state in 2017.

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

Photographers in MS Employment Trend

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

Photographers in MS vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Mississippi

Jobs for Photographers in this state are declining at a rate of 15.3% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -5.6%.

Job Projections for Photographers: Nation vs. MS

Mississippi Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 40 annual job openings, and a total of 610 jobs for Mississippi Photographers in 2026.

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

What do Photographers Make in Mississippi?

In 2018 wages for Photographers ranged from $24,670 to $68,300 with $43,330 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.86 to $32.83. The median hourly rate was $20.83.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $19.36 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.47.

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

Photographers Earnings: MS vs. National Average

Top Mississippi Metros for Photographers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 180 $24,920
Jackson, MS 120 $39,780

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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