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Photo Retoucher Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Photo Retoucher is $46,432 per year. Experience strongly influences income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Photo Retoucher Salary (?
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$33,925 - $72,102
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $46,431
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Photo Retoucher Salary (?
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$11.15 - $30.69
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,925 - $72,102  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,477  
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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$25,068 - $72,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $30.69  
   
Overtime
$17.00 - $46.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,477  
   
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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$25,068 - $72,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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Job Description for Photo Retoucher

A photo retoucher's job is to make changes and enhancements to a variety of images and create brand new images from the originals, often with popular programs such as Adobe Photoshop. Most photo retouchers work for magazines and businesses in advertising, design, and film/media, and their work generally consists of cleaning-up images which may be seen by the general public and adjusting skin textures, changing color tones and other modifications to create specific looks.
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Photo Retoucher Tasks
  • Perform image manipulations or edits as directed.
  • Retouch images to customer specifications.

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Photo Retoucher Reviews

What is it like working as a Photo Retoucher?
Photo Retoucher in Louisville:
"Office Conditions."
Pros: I love the job that I do. It is very interesting and my work day is ever the same!
Cons: I work very hard and have been told that I do an excellent job. There is no one in the office that can do my job, but my work is under appreciated. Raises are once a year and its usually only 20 cents an hour.

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Experience Affects Photo Retoucher Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 60%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5 based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
58%
female alumni
 
Male
42%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 30%