Wedding photographers earn more than $400,000 in 2017, research shows
A new study shows that photographers earn roughly $400 per hour, or $10,000 per month, while a typical wedding photographer makes around $7,500 per year.
The average photographer earns $37,600 per year, the researchers said.
The study, which surveyed over 3,000 photographers nationwide, was conducted by the Institute for Social and Economic Research, a nonprofit group in Boston.
It was published online Wednesday by the Economic Policy Institute.
It was based on data from 2011 through 2015.
The median annual income of photographers in the study was $57,600.
The median income for wedding photographers was $59,000.
The report found that photographers with a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree or more, were more likely to be photographers in higher-paying jobs.
The authors said that a bachelor degree in photography can pay $200,000 or more.
“The more you know how to work, the more you can earn,” said the report’s lead author, Scott S. Gann, an economist at the institute.
The researchers said the study is the first of its kind.
In addition to the wage data, the study also looked at a number of factors, such as location, experience and age.
The wage data for photographers came from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The BLS reported a median annual wage of $50,800 for photographers with bachelor’s degrees or more in the United States in 2017.
The bureau also reported that in 2016, photographers with only a high school diploma earned $47,000, or an average of $10.90 per hour.
The Bureau of Labour Statistics also reported a decline in the percentage of Americans working full-time who have bachelor’s or master’s degrees.
According to the bureau, the median full-year wage of those with bachelor degrees in arts and engineering in 2016 was $52,500, or about $12.80 per hour for those with a high degree.
The bureau did not give the exact amount of full- or part-time jobs, but it reported that the number of full time workers increased by 0.3 percent from 2016 to 2017.