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or $18.72 hourly
What is the risk of automation?
Qualities required for this occupation:
Social Perceptiveness (53)
Assisting and Caring for Others (35)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (20)
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Photographers' job openings is expected to rise 8.9% by 2031
'Photographers' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Photographers' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Photographers' was $38,950, or $18.72 hourly
'Photographers' are paid 14.9% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as photographers?
As of 2021 there were 38,420 people employed as Photographers within the United States.
This represents around 0.03% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 3 thousand people are employed as Photographers.
Photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects. May use lighting equipment to enhance a subject's appearance. May use editing software to produce finished images and prints. Includes commercial and industrial photographers, scientific photographers, and photojournalists.
SOC Code: 27-4021.00
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