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Photography in Florida

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Schools Offering Photography Programs in Florida

Each year, approximately 0.0% of Florida graduates receive degrees in photography. In other words, every year an estimated 233 photographers graduate from Florida's 18 photography schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Florida with a photography program is University of Miami, which is located in Miami. In 2010, it was ranked 20th nationwide. 5 students graduated with a degree in photography from University of Miami in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Miami was $37,836 per year.

University of Central Florida, which was ranked 20th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Florida that has a photography program. It is located in Orlando. 14 students graduated with degree in photography from University of Central Florida in 2010. University of Central Florida charged in-state students $5,021 in tuition fees per year.

Pinellas Technical Education Center, which was ranked 20th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Florida that has a photography program. It is located in Saint Petersburg. 5 students graduated with degree in photography from Pinellas Technical Education Center in 2010. Students at Pinellas Technical Education Center paid $0 per year in tuition fees.


If you are hoping to attend one of Florida's photography schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $12,362 per year, though tuition can range from $37,836 per year to $2,179 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Florida photography schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Miami - located in Miami, students are charged $37,836 per year
  2. Ringling College of Art and Design - located in Sarasota, students are charged $32,290 per year
  3. Lynn University - located in Boca Raton, students are charged $30,900 per year

The photography schools in Florida that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Pensacola State College - located in Pensacola, students are charged $2,179 per year
  2. Brevard Community College - located in Cocoa, students are charged $2,256 per year
  3. St Petersburg College - located in Clearwater, students are charged $2,822 per year

A photography degree from a Florida school... what next?

A large number of Florida photography graduates become photographers. If you decide to work as a photographer in Florida, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 3,300 Florida photographers as of 2010. The Florida counties with the largest populations of photographers are:

  1. Lake County - 640 photographers
  2. Miami-Dade County - 460 photographers
  3. Hernando County - 410 photographers

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 9,430 photographers will be working in Florida state. This would require the number of photographers to grow by 2%.


On average, photographers earn $31,580 per year. However, Florida photographers earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,760 per year to more than $67,700 per year in 2010. The following counties in Florida have the highest average salaries for photographers:

  1. Brevard County - $42,680 per year
  2. Palm Beach County - $38,970 per year
  3. Broward County - $38,140 per year

On average, photographers earns the least in the following Florida counties:

  1. Gadsden County - $21,590 per year
  2. Alachua County - $21,910 per year
  3. Manatee County - $26,450 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Florida statistics regarding a career in photography and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as photography or design.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Photography in Florida
  • Bachelor's Degree in Photography in Florida
  • Master's Degree in Photography in Florida
  • Certificate in Photography in Florida

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Photographers 3,300 $31,580 -15.6%
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 1,080 $36,740 -12.2%

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