A Photo Editor earns an average salary of $44,931 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Editing is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Photo Editor Total Pay (?
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$29,635 - $69,125
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MEDIAN: $44,930
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Photo Editor Total Pay (?
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$9.14 - $25.36
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,635 - $69,125  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,865  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $2,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,836 - $64,537  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 440
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.14 - $25.36  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $35.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,865  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $2,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,836 - $64,537  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 440
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Job Description for Photo Editor
Photo editors review, select, and perform editing on photos to meet the need of their employer. They communicate with other departments in the company to coordinate the type and number of photos needed (such as to correspond with a story or website); they perform any necessary editing for photos (such as color correction) as well. The photo editor generally performs a number of managerial tasks, including supervising photographers (and possibly other editors), managing contracts, completing ordering invoices, and filling out paperwork. Additionally, the photo editor may work with freelance photographers and other employees, as well as other photo editors and interns. The photo editor often works indoors, although this position may not be limited to working at a computer; the photo editor may serve as a photographer as well.
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Photo Editor Tasks
  • Ensure adherence to a style guide, correct formatting and consistent use of language within a document.
  • Review, rewrite and edit the work of writers.
  • Develop story or content ideas.
  • Supervise and coordinate work of reporters and other editors.
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Pay by Experience Level for Photo Editor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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Washington
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$41,000
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Experience Affects Photo Editor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%
Experienced
up arrow 24%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect Photo Editor Salaries

Editing
up arrow 27%
Product Photography
up arrow 7%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%
Adobe Illustrator
0%
Adobe InDesign
0%
National Average
$41,000
Adobe Lightroom
up arrow 10%
Job Satisfaction
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 123 votes.
Gender
Female
58%
female alumni
 
Male
42%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 32%
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