Entry-Level Photo Editor Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Entry-Level Photo Editors ; the average employee scrapes together only around $40K annually. Over a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and roughly one-half claim dental coverage as well. Women make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Photo Editors (59 percent) survey respondents. For the most part, Entry-Level Photo Editors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,148 - $60,975
(Median)
$27K
$40K
$61K
MEDIAN: $40,080
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$9.46 - $24.81
(Median)
$9
$14
$25
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,148 - $60,975  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,980  
Profit Sharing
$2,050  
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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$21,693 - $59,033  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 137
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.46 - $24.81  
   
Overtime
$17.56 - $44.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,980  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,050  
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).
)
$21,693 - $59,033  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,046

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Entry-Level Photo Editors will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 34 percent. Falling short of the national average by 8 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Los Angeles.

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Skills That Affect Photo Editor Salaries

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 7%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

Editing
up arrow 1%

Product Photography
up arrow 5%


Adobe Lightroom
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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