Photographers in Texas
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While jobs for Photographers in Texas are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.
Employment for Photographers in Texas is expected to decrease.
Photographers in Texas earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Photographers Work in Texas?
In 2018, there were 3,070 Photographers working in the state.
There were 3,280 Photographers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 210 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 570 Photographers working in it, which means Texas has more Photographers than average.
Job Projections for Texas
Jobs for Photographers in this state are declining at a rate of 0.8% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of
Texas Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 710 annual Photographers job openings in Texas, and 9,190 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 Texas?
In 2018 wages for Photographers ranged from $17,630 to $60,570 with $28,100 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.48 to $29.12. The median hourly rate was $13.51.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $12.66 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $0.85.
The median salary in Texas is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Texas Metros for Photographers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Photographers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX||1,080||$33,230|
|Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX||630||$24,670|
|San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX||360||$24,970|
|Austin-Round Rock, TX||250||$31,980|
|El Paso, TX||60||$20,440|
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?
- Communication & Journalism
- Visual & Performing Arts
- Fine & Studio Arts
- Design & Applied Arts
- General Visual & Performing Arts
- Film, Video & Photographic Arts
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Jorge Royan under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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