Photographers in New York
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While jobs for Photographers in New York are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.
Employment for Photographers in New York is expected to decrease.
Photographers in New York earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Photographers Work in New York?
There were approximately 4,090 workers employed as Photographers in this state in 2018.
There were 4,270 Photographers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 180 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 570 Photographers working in it, which means New York has more Photographers than average.
Job Projections for New York
Jobs for Photographers in this state are declining at a rate of 5.7% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -5.6%.
New York Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 660 annual job openings, and a total of 8,880 jobs for New York Photographers in 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 10,300 annual jobs and 139,000 total jobs in 2026.
What do Photographers Make in New York?
In 2018 wages for Photographers ranged from $23,080 to $91,990 with $43,210 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.1 to $44.23. The median hourly rate was $20.78.
The median salary in New York is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top New York 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|
|Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY||120||$29,560|
Top States for Photographers Employment
The table below shows the states 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
- Design & Applied Arts
- Fine & Studio Arts
- Film, Video & Photographic 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
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