Photographers in Washington
Get the information you need to know about working as a Photographer.
While jobs for Photographers in Washington are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.
Employment for Photographers in Washington is expected to decrease.
Photographers in Washington earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Photographers Work in Washington?
1,030 people worked as Photographers in 2018 in this state.
There were 1,050 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 Washington has more Photographers than average.
Job Projections for Washington
Jobs for Photographers in this state are declining at a rate of 5.2% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of
Washington Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 290 annual Photographers job openings in Washington, and 3,860 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 Washington?
In 2018 wages for Photographers ranged from $26,170 to $79,890 with $44,180 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.58 to $38.41. The median hourly rate was $21.24.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $18.59 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $2.65.
The median salary in Washington is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Washington Metros for Photographers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Photographers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA||90||$34,820|
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
- Design & Applied Arts
- Film, Video & Photographic Arts
- General Visual & Performing Arts
- Fine & Studio 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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