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-31% Jobs Projection
$27,570 Median Salary
170 Job Openings

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

  • Employment for Photographers in New Jersey is expected to decrease.

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

How Many Photographers Work in New Jersey?

In 2018, there were 1,400 Photographers working in the state.

There were 1,500 Photographers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 100 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New Jersey

Jobs for Photographers in this state are declining at a rate of 30.9% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -5.6%.


New Jersey Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 170 annual job openings, and 3,280 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 New Jersey?

In 2018 wages for Photographers ranged from $19,600 to $61,690 with $27,570 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.42 to $29.66. The median hourly rate was $13.25.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $12.76 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.49.

The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New Jersey Metros for Photographers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,420 $39,840
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 800 $37,980
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 30 $35,430

Top States for Photographers Employment

The table below shows the states 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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