Photographers in Missouri
Considering a career as a Photographer in Missouri?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Photographers in Missouri are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Photographers in Missouri is growing slower than average.
Photographers in Missouri earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Photographers Work in Missouri?
There were approximately 1,220 workers employed as Photographers in this state in 2018.
There were 970 Photographers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 250 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 570 Photographers working in it, which means Missouri has more Photographers than average.
Job Projections for Missouri
Jobs for Photographers in this state are growing at a rate of 1.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of -5.6%.
Missouri Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 300 annual job openings, and 3,800 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 Missouri?
In 2018 wages for Photographers ranged from $18,200 to $64,940 with $28,830 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.75 to $31.22. The median hourly rate was $13.86.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $13.86 an hour.
Wages between 2017 and 2018 did not increase or decrease.
The median salary in Missouri is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Missouri Metros for Photographers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Photographers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|St. Louis, MO-IL||600||$38,310|
|Kansas City, MO-KS||390||$34,250|
Top States for Photographers Employment
View the list below to see where most Photographers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Photographers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$84,720|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Jorge Royan under License
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