Photographers

Photographers use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that tell a story or record an event.

$32,490

Median US Salary

High school diploma or equivalent

Minimum education requirement

Outlook for Photographers

Currently employed

49,320

In the U.S. Total

Job Growth

-6%

2016 - 2026 growth rate

Jobs added

Declining

Estimated over the next 10 years

Median Salary by State for Photographers

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10 Highest Paying States

(Median salary)

District of Columbia $64,930

Rhode Island $49,350

Vermont $43,340

Mississippi $40,260

California $40,040

Massachusetts $39,170

Minnesota $38,980

Washington $38,660

Alaska $37,340

Utah $36,220

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Maxxing your 401k as Photographers

All numbers based on median salary

% to Max 401k

58.5%

Per paycheck

$731.03

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Gross Income $1,249.62
Pre Tax Retirement $731.03
Before Taxes $518.59
Taxes $155.58
Take Home $363.01

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Want to know more about how much Photographers make? We breakdown salary, employement numbers, etc. by state and city. Also includes a free paycheck calculator so you can play with the numbers.