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Photographers in Pennsylvania

Considering a career as a Photographer in Pennsylvania?

-15% Jobs Projection
$30,260 Median Salary
270 Job Openings

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.

Photographers in PA Employment Trend

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

Photographers in PA vs. the Average State

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%.

Job Projections for Photographers: Nation vs. PA

Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 270 annual job openings, and a total of 3,980 jobs for Pennsylvania Photographers in 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.

Photographers Earnings: PA vs. National Average

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
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 800 $37,980
Pittsburgh, PA 300 $20,860
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 100 $23,030
Lancaster, PA 100 $30,110
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 70 $36,480
York-Hanover, PA 60 $29,450
Reading, PA 50 $26,550
East Stroudsburg, PA 50 $19,180
Erie, PA 40 $23,790
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 40 $27,380

Top States for Photographers Employment

View the list below to see 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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