Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Photographers (27-4021)

Photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects, using digital or film cameras and equipment. May develop negatives or use computer software to produce finished images and prints. Includes scientific photographers, aerial photographers, and photojournalists.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 80 78 -2.5 3 5 8
United States 132100 123800 0.0 4900 7800 11800
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 24.18 10.78 13.72 19.85 30.02 41.76
Alaska 21.66 11.67 15.02 20.94 24.12 31.91
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 22.00 11.29 13.96 20.72 24.77 34.70

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.