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Photographers in New Mexico

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$32,300 Median Salary
  • Photographers in New Mexico earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Photographers Work in New Mexico?

In 2018, there were 230 Photographers working in the state.

There were 250 Photographers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


What do Photographers Make in New Mexico?

In 2018 wages for Photographers ranged from $21,060 to $81,360 with $32,300 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.13 to $39.12. The median hourly rate was $15.53.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $14.03 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.50.

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


Top New Mexico Metros for Photographers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque, NM 120 $31,510
Santa Fe, NM 40 n/a

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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