Photo Editor Salary in the United States

How much does a Photo Editor make in the United States? The average Photo Editor salary in the United States is $63,453 as of August 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $56,195 and $74,501. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Researches, plans, and edits photography content for an organization. Works with creators, designers, writers, and/or editors to ensure content is selected and edited in a manner cohesive with the tone, content, and objective of the project. Uses editing tools to process and retouch photos, coordinates the licensing of stock photography, and adheres to project budgets. Coordinates and adheres to a standard workflow including research, submission, content selection, editing, and publishing. Typically requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. Gaining exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. Typically requires 2 -4 years of related experience. (Copyright 2023

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  1. This Job:

    Photo Editor

    2 - 4 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

  2. Up a level:

    Photo Editor, Senior

    4 - 7 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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