The average hourly pay for a Photo Editor is $15.43.
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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 orde…Read more
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
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Popular Skills for Photo Editor
Avg. Hourly Rate
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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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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