Photographer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Photographer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
District of Columbia $80,110
Connecticut $61,420
Georgia $57,090
Washington $50,000
New Hampshire $49,480
Vermont $49,060
North Dakota $48,880
New York $48,820
Oregon $48,560
Minnesota $48,270
Massachusetts $48,230
Delaware $48,210
California $46,630
Illinois $45,140
Utah $44,860
Maryland $44,300
New Jersey $42,790
Pennsylvania $40,520
Mississippi $39,520
Hawaii $38,980
Wyoming $38,950
Virginia $38,850
Alaska $38,760
Colorado $38,640
South Carolina $38,640
Rhode Island $38,310
Maine $38,220
Michigan $37,930
Alabama $37,630
Florida $37,540
South Dakota $37,390
Louisiana $37,350
Idaho $37,190
Indiana $36,860
Montana $36,750
North Carolina $36,750
Ohio $36,280
Iowa $35,910
Wisconsin $35,740
Texas $34,380
Kentucky $34,260
Kansas $33,610
Missouri $32,810
Nebraska $31,210
Oklahoma $31,120
Arizona $30,690
Nevada $30,220
Puerto Rico $30,070
New Mexico $29,930
Tennessee $29,930
Arkansas $29,900
West Virginia $29,760

How do photographer salaries compare to similar careers?

Photographers earn 8% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than interior designers but more than craft artists.

Career Median Salary
Interior designer salary $60K
Camera operator salary $49K
Model maker salary $61K
Graphic designer salary $51K
Museum conservator salary $48K
Photographer salary $39K
Jeweler salary $47K
Gem worker salary $47K
Precious metal worker salary $47K
Craft artist salary $36K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)