Photographers in Montana
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While jobs for Photographers in Montana are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.
Employment for Photographers in Montana is expected to decrease.
Photographers in Montana earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Photographers Work in Montana?
In 2018, there were 150 Photographers working in the state.
There were 100 Photographers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 50 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 570 Photographers working in it, which means Montana has fewer Photographers than average.
Job Projections for Montana
Jobs for Photographers in this state are declining at a rate of 17.5% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -5.6%.
Montana Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 20 annual Photographers job openings in Montana, and 330 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 Montana?
In 2018 wages for Photographers ranged from $17,830 to $58,340 with $23,110 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.57 to $28.05. The median hourly rate was $11.11.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $12.71 an hour.
The hourly rate declined by $1.60.
The median salary in Montana is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Montana Metros for Photographers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Photographers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
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|
What Major Will Prepare You For a Photographer Career?
- Visual & Performing Arts
- Communication & Journalism
- Film, Video & Photographic Arts
- Fine & Studio Arts
- Design & Applied Arts
- General Visual & Performing Arts
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Jorge Royan under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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