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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.

Our research shows that Minnesota is the best state in the country for Photographers.

The most common schools for Photographers are University of Phoenix, Full Sail University, and Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and the most common majors are Photography and Graphic Design.

We figured that the best places for Photographer jobs has three things everyone would agree on.

There would be high annual wages, good career prospects (no matter what phase of the career you are in), and a lot of job opportunities.

Our research put Minnesota at no. 1 on the list of best paying states for Photographers. Washington, Massachusetts, and Alaska also ranked high on our list.

The 10 Best States In America For Photographers in 2020

  1. Minnesota
  2. Massachusetts
  3. North Dakota
  4. New York
  5. Alaska
  6. Kentucky
  7. Washington
  8. Vermont
  9. Rhode Island
  10. California
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  • (43 jobs)
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  • (4 jobs)
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To determine the best states for Photographers, we looked at the our most recent data, and then we ranked each of the 50 states from best to worst.

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

Here is the list of best states for Photographer jobs.

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

The 10 Best States For Photographers In 2020

1. Minnesota

Total Photographer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
19 $43,974 $19,000 $100,000 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

2. Massachusetts

Total Photographer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
23 $41,627 $15,000 $111,000 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

3. North Dakota

Total Photographer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
4 $33,096 $15,000 $72,000 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

4. New York

Total Photographer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
43 $38,614 $14,000 $102,000 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

5. Alaska

Total Photographer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1 $41,274 $21,000 $78,000 0.97
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 Alaska

6. Kentucky

Total Photographer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
13 $31,674 $14,000 $71,000 2.17
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 Kentucky

7. Washington

Total Photographer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
10 $43,155 $18,000 $98,000 0.6
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 Washington

8. Vermont

Total Photographer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1 $40,176 $14,000 $109,000 0.74
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 Vermont

9. Rhode Island

Total Photographer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
4 $33,170 $12,000 $90,000 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

10. California

Total Photographer Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
65 $40,503 $18,000 $88,000 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

How We Determined The Best States To Be A Photographer

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

Detailed List Of The Best States For A Photographer

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