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 about the same as related careers in Idaho. On average, they make less than craft artists but more than florists.

Career Median Salary
Craft artist salary $38K
Precious metal worker salary $38K
Gem worker salary $38K
Jeweler salary $38K
Calligrapher salary $37K
Photographer salary $37K
Glass blower salary $31K
Potter salary $31K
Engraver salary $28K
Florist salary $29K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)