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Photographers in Washington

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-5% Jobs Projection
$44,180 Median Salary
290 Job Openings

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
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 740 $52,440
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 540 $30,180
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
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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