Photographers in Pennsylvania
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While jobs for Photographers in Pennsylvania are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.
Employment for Photographers in Pennsylvania is expected to decrease.
Photographers in Pennsylvania earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Photographers Work in Pennsylvania?
In 2018, there were 1,740 Photographers working in the state.
There were 1,700 Photographers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 570 Photographers working in it, which means Pennsylvania has more Photographers than average.
Job Projections for Pennsylvania
Jobs for Photographers in this state are declining at a rate of 15.0% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -5.6%.
Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 270 annual Photographers job openings in Pennsylvania, and 3,980 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 Pennsylvania?
In 2018 wages for Photographers ranged from $17,520 to $59,600 with $30,260 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.42 to $28.66. The median hourly rate was $14.55.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $14.6 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate declined by $0.05.
The median salary in Pennsylvania is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Pennsylvania 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|
|East Stroudsburg, PA||50||$19,180|
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
- 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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