Average Photo Editor Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Photo Editor is $15.43.
MEDIAN $15.43
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $31
$103 - $7,047
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2,897
Total Pay
$25,179 - $71,806

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Job Description for Photo Editor

Photo Editor Tasks
  • Develop story or content ideas.
  • Supervise and coordinate work of reporters and other editors.
  • Ensure adherence to a style guide, correct formatting and consistent use of language within a document.
  • Review, rewrite and edit the work of writers.

Popular Employer Salaries for Photo Editor

Career Paths

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Photo Editor
Graphic Designer
Photography Director
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Photo Editor

Skills in Image Processing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe InDesign, Product Photography, Editing and Adobe Photoshop.

Pay by Experience Level for Photo Editor

An entry-level Photo Editor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.50 based on 10 salaries. An early career Photo Editor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.68 based on 249 salaries. A mid-career Photo Editor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.70 based on 137 salaries. An experienced Photo Editor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.85 based on 100 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
Employees with Photo Editor in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 102.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (100.7% more) and New York, New York (63.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (19.0% less).

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