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Best states for a Photographer

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Are you thinking of becoming a Photographer and really want to work at Lifetouch?

Turns out, your chances are better in some states than others.

We wanted to look at where Photographers have it the best -- where there are plenty of jobs to go around and people get paid what they deserve during every phase of their career.

Photography and Graphic Design are the most common majors for people with jobs as Photographers.

If you are currently seeking employment as a Photographer, you can find open job positions using Zippia's search tools.

The 10 Best States in America For Photographers in 2019

  1. District of Columbia
  2. Rhode Island
  3. Minnesota
  4. Massachusetts
  5. Michigan
  6. New York
  7. California
  8. Utah
  9. Connecticut
  10. North Dakota
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  • (4 jobs)
  • (19 jobs)
  • (23 jobs)
  • (12 jobs)
  • (43 jobs)
  • (65 jobs)
  • (6 jobs)
  • (11 jobs)
  • (4 jobs)

In order to bring you the best states for Photographers, we figured that the states needed to not only have ample job openings for Photographers, but also high pay, and good career prospects.

To determine the above criteria, we looked at the our most recent data, and then we ranked each of the 50 states from best to worst for Photographers.

We also have the current list of job openings for Photographers available below.

So without further delay, here is the list of best states for Photographers.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Photographers in 2019

1. District of Columbia

Total Photographer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
7 $92,601 $48,000 $177,000 1.57
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Photographer Jobs in District of Columbia

2. Rhode Island

Total Photographer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
4 $61,328 $32,000 $117,000 1.99
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Photographer Jobs in Rhode Island

3. Minnesota

Total Photographer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
19 $52,105 $27,000 $99,000 1.47
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Photographer Jobs in Minnesota

4. Massachusetts

Total Photographer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
23 $51,282 $26,000 $98,000 1.21
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Photographer Jobs in Massachusetts

5. Michigan

Total Photographer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
12 $48,952 $25,000 $93,000 0.8
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Photographer Jobs in Michigan

6. New York

Total Photographer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
43 $43,138 $25,000 $74,000 1.44
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Photographer Jobs in New York

7. California

Total Photographer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
65 $54,410 $23,000 $128,000 0.89
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Photographer Jobs in California

8. Utah

Total Photographer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
6 $44,978 $23,000 $86,000 1.06
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Photographer Jobs in Utah

9. Connecticut

Total Photographer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
11 $41,505 $21,000 $79,000 1.53
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Photographer Jobs in Connecticut

10. North Dakota

Total Photographer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
4 $38,346 $19,000 $73,000 2.41
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Photographer Jobs in North Dakota

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Photographer

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

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