How much does a Photo Editor make?

Updated Nov 29, 2021

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Experience

$44,125 /yr
Average Base Pay

13 salaries

$28K

Low

$44K

Average

$69K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

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

Seniority Levels

L2
Photographer$46,922 /yr
L3
Senior Photographer$82,282 /yr
L4
Lead Photographer$41,957 /yr
Career Path

Related Job Titles

Assistant Photo Editor

$35,970

per year

Freelance Photo Editor

$54,828

per year

Photo Retoucher

$44,193

per year

Senior Photo Editor

$82,282

per year

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Zulily
3.1

Zulily

Photo Editor

$39,569

 /yr
Range: $32K - $84K
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$32K

$84K

$32,325 - $83,633 Range

New York Times
4

New York Times

Photo Editor

$109,310

 /yr
Range: $93K - $125K

$93K

$125K

$92,802 - $124,859 Range

Yahoo
4

Yahoo

Photo Editor - Hourly Contractor

$40

 /hr
Range: $25 - $71

$25

$71

$25 - $71 Range

Time Inc.
3.3

Time Inc.

Photo Editor

$75,719

 /yr
Range: $49K - $88K

$49K

$88K

$49,407 - $88,311 Range

Condé Nast
3.3

Condé Nast

Photo Editor

$86,366

 /yr
Range: $62K - $112K

$62K

$112K

$61,972 - $111,861 Range

Bauer Media Group USA
2.6

Bauer Media Group USA

Photo Editor

$57,061

 /yr
Range: $24K - $79K

$24K

$79K

$24,244 - $78,591 Range

Evolve
3.4

Evolve

Photo Editor

$32,320

 /yr
Range: $30K - $40K

$30K

$40K

$29,684 - $40,010 Range

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Hearst
3.7

Hearst

Photo Editor

$66,578

 /yr
Range: $60K - $83K

$60K

$83K

$60,215 - $82,564 Range

Meredith Corporation
3.5

Meredith Corporation

Photo Editor

$79,942

 /yr
Range: $66K - $89K

$66K

$89K

$66,245 - $88,556 Range

Getty Images
4

Getty Images

Photo Editor

$65,226

 /yr
Range: $51K - $94K

$51K

$94K

$50,530 - $94,322 Range

Wall Street Journal
3.6

Wall Street Journal

Photo Editor

$81,658

 /yr
Range: $62K - $90K

$62K

$90K

$62,431 - $89,611 Range

Twenty20
3.7

Twenty20

Photo Editor

$28,541

 /yr
Range: $23K - $51K

$23K

$51K

$23,428 - $50,810 Range

Overstock.com
3.7

Overstock.com

Photo Editor - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $15 - $18

$15

$18

$15 - $18 Range

REVOLVE
3.1

REVOLVE

Photo Editor - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $9 - $21

$9

$21

$9 - $21 Range

Touch Of Modern
3.1

Touch Of Modern

Photo Editor

$49,293

 /yr
Range: $44K - $54K

$44K

$54K

$44,492 - $53,692 Range

Hollywood Life
1.5

Hollywood Life

Photo Editor

$45,571

 /yr
Range: $42K - $67K

$42K

$67K

$41,851 - $67,021 Range

Bloomberg L.P.
4.1

Bloomberg L.P.

Photo Editor

$94,119

 /yr
Range: $78K - $107K

$78K

$107K

$77,910 - $107,192 Range

New York Times
4

New York Times

Photo Editor - Hourly Contractor

$58

 /hr
Range: $42 - $61

$42

$61

$42 - $61 Range

National Geographic
3.4

National Geographic

Photo Editor

$76,020

 /yr
Range: $53K - $85K

$53K

$85K

$52,921 - $85,462 Range

Associated Press
4.1

Associated Press

Photo Editor

$80,271

 /yr
Range: $78K - $82K

$78K

$82K

$77,952 - $81,814 Range

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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.

If you are thinking of becoming a Photo Editor or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Photo Editor.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent photo editor salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$11
hourly
A Photographer in the Las Vegas, NV Area area reported making $11 per hour
Job Highlights
Las Vegas, NV Area area
Part-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$19
hourly
A Photographer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $19 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$80,000
per year
A Photographer in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $80,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$53,000
per year
A Product Photographer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $53,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$75,000
per year
A Photographer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Contract
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$12
hourly
A Photographer in the Tulsa, OK Area area reported making $12 per hour
Job Highlights
Tulsa, OK Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$40,000
per year
A Field Photographer in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$60,000
per year
A Photo Retoucher in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$40
hourly
A Photographer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $40 per hour
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Contract
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
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