Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Photo Editor make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$80,458 / yrTotal Pay
$44,593 / yrBase Pay
$35,865 / yrAdditional Pay

$80,458

 / yr
$33K$533K
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The estimated total pay for a Photo Editor is $80,458 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $44,593 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $35,865 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Some related job titles are Assistant Photo Editor Salaries with median pay of $74,261, Freelance Photo Editor Salaries with median pay of $78,006, Photo Retoucher Salaries with median pay of $74,114, Senior Photo Editor Salaries with median pay of $91,524.

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New York Times
3.9

New York Times

Photo Editor

$118,010

 /yr
Range: $98K - $132K

$98K

$132K

$98,088 - $131,972 Range

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Zulily
3.1

Zulily

Photo Editor

$41,739

 /yr
Range: $34K - $88K

$34K

$88K

$34,167 - $88,397 Range

Wall Street Journal
3.6

$85,952

 /yr
Range: $66K - $101K

$66K

$101K

$65,987 - $100,882 Range

Yahoo
4.0

Yahoo

Photo Editor - Hourly Contractor

$43

 /hr
Range: $27 - $75

$27

$75

$27 - $75 Range

Time Inc.
3.4

Time Inc.

Photo Editor

$79,815

 /yr
Range: $52K - $90K

$52K

$90K

$52,221 - $90,314 Range

Evolve
3.3

Evolve

Photo Editor

$34,111

 /yr
Range: $31K - $42K

$31K

$42K

$31,375 - $42,290 Range

Condé Nast
3.7

Condé Nast

Photo Editor

$91,286

 /yr
Range: $66K - $118K

$66K

$118K

$65,503 - $118,233 Range

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Bauer Media Group USA
2.9

$60,311

 /yr
Range: $26K - $83K

$26K

$83K

$25,625 - $83,067 Range

Hearst
3.8

Hearst

Photo Editor

$70,370

 /yr
Range: $64K - $87K

$64K

$87K

$63,645 - $87,267 Range

Meredith Corporation
3.5

$84,495

 /yr
Range: $70K - $94K

$70K

$94K

$70,018 - $93,601 Range

Getty Images
4.4

Getty Images

Photo Editor

$68,941

 /yr
Range: $53K - $100K

$53K

$100K

$53,408 - $99,695 Range

NBCUniversal
4.1

NBCUniversal

Photo Editor

$82,262

 /yr
Range: $54K - $95K

$54K

$95K

$54,309 - $94,541 Range

Twenty20
3.7

Twenty20

Photo Editor

$30,166

 /yr
Range: $25K - $54K

$25K

$54K

$24,762 - $53,704 Range

SelfEmployed.com

Photo Editor - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $10 - $31

$10

$31

$10 - $31 Range

Forever 21
3.2

Forever 21

Photo Editor - Hourly

$24

 /hr
Range: $22 - $24

$22

$24

$22 - $24 Range

Overstock.com
3.6

Overstock.com

Photo Editor - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $16 - $19

$16

$19

$16 - $19 Range

New York Times
3.9

New York Times

Photo Editor - Hourly Contractor

$60

 /hr
Range: $44 - $65

$44

$65

$44 - $65 Range

National Geographic
3.5

$86,876

 /yr
Range: $70K - $90K

$70K

$90K

$70,370 - $90,331 Range

REVOLVE
2.9

REVOLVE

Photo Editor - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $10 - $22

$10

$22

$10 - $22 Range

Los Angeles Times
3.4

Los Angeles Times

Photo Editor

$99,513

 /yr
Range: $74K - $100K

$74K

$100K

$74,452 - $99,513 Range

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$15

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Photographer with 4 to 6 years of experience

$38,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Photographer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$13

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Photographer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$32

/hrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Photo Editor with 1 to 3 years of experience

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$70,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Photo Editor with 4 to 6 years of experience

$30,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Photographer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$950

/moAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$50/mo

9 days ago by a Photographer with 1 to 3 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Photo Editor salaries

The national average salary for a Photo Editor is $44,125 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Photo Editor salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 13 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Photo Editor employees.

The highest salary for a Photo Editor in United States is $68,763 per year.

The lowest salary for a Photo Editor in United States is $28,315 per year.

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