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Working as an Art Editor

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being an art editor. For example, did you know that they make an average of $23.67 an hour? That's $49,238 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow -3% and produce -3,400 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does an Art Editor Do

There are certain skills that many art editors have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed good judgment, creativity and interpersonal skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be an art editor, we found that a lot of resumes listed 15.1% of art editors included student newspaper, while 11.9% of resumes included editorial style, and 9.3% of resumes included photoshop. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the art editor job title. But what industry to start with? Most art editors actually find jobs in the media and education industries.

How To Become an Art Editor

If you're interested in becoming an art editor, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 72.6% of art editors have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 15.0% of art editors have master's degrees. Even though most art editors have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become an art editor. When we researched the most common majors for an art editor, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or master's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on art editor resumes include associate degree degrees or high school diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become an art editor. In fact, many art editor jobs require experience in a role such as internship. Meanwhile, many art editors also have previous career experience in roles such as editor or staff writer.

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Average Salary$49,238
Job Growth Rate-3%

Art Editor Jobs

Art Editor Career Paths

Top Careers Before Art Editor

Editor
11.0 %

Top Careers After Art Editor

Editor
14.2 %

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Average Salary for an Art Editor

Art Editors in America make an average salary of $49,238 per year or $24 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $78,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $31,000 per year.
Average Salary
$49,238

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Art & Culture Editor
Art & Culture Editor
Galerie Media Group, LLC
Galerie Media Group, LLC
12/06/2018
12/06/2018
$90,00012/06/2018
$90,000
Special Advisory Art Editor
Special Advisory Art Editor
Artforum International Magazine Inc.
Artforum International Magazine Inc.
03/09/2015
03/09/2015
$42,99203/09/2015
$42,992
Editors In Chinese Culinary Arts
Editors In Chinese Culinary Arts
Oceanic Graphic International Inc.
Oceanic Graphic International Inc.
12/22/2014
12/22/2014
$42,50012/22/2014
$42,500
Deputy Arts Editor
Deputy Arts Editor
The Forward Association, Inc.
The Forward Association, Inc.
08/05/2014
08/05/2014
$41,20008/05/2014
$41,200
English/Language Arts Editor
English/Language Arts Editor
Learning Farm
Learning Farm
12/04/2012
12/04/2012
$46,00012/04/2012
$46,000

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Art Editor Demographics

Gender

female

59.4 %

male

34.5 %

unknown

6.1 %

Ethnicity

White

77.9 %

Hispanic or Latino

8.0 %

Asian

7.2 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

33.3 %

French

23.7 %

Italian

9.6 %
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Art Editor Education

Majors

English
17.4 %
Fine Arts
16.0 %

Degrees

Bachelors

72.6 %

Masters

15.0 %

Associate

5.8 %

Top Colleges for Art Editors

1. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

2. Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

In-State Tuition
$50,420
Enrollment
7,582

3. Stanford University

Stanford, CA

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

4. Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO

In-State Tuition
$53,399
Enrollment
7,356

5. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548

6. New York University

New York, NY

In-State Tuition
$51,828
Enrollment
26,339

7. University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

In-State Tuition
$10,610
Enrollment
40,329

8. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

In-State Tuition
$51,832
Enrollment
4,550

9. Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY

In-State Tuition
$59,430
Enrollment
8,216

10. University of Washington

Seattle, WA

In-State Tuition
$11,207
Enrollment
30,905
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Entry Level Jobs For Becoming An Art Editor

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Top Skills For an Art Editor

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 15.1% of art editors listed student newspaper on their resume, but soft skills such as good judgment and creativity are important as well.

  • Editorial Staff, 13.4%
  • Graphic Design, 10.9%
  • Indesign, 10.2%
  • Photoshop, 9.4%
  • Literature, 9.2%
  • Other Skills, 46.9%
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Top Art Editor Employers

1. The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
3.4
Avg. Salary: 
$46,192
Art Editors Hired: 
6+
2. Spectrum
3.9
Avg. Salary: 
$45,901
Art Editors Hired: 
5+
3. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$61,849
Art Editors Hired: 
5+
4. Emerald Expositions
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$43,953
Art Editors Hired: 
3+
5. The Korea Times
3.7
Avg. Salary: 
$46,687
Art Editors Hired: 
3+
6. Abilene Christian University
3.4
Avg. Salary: 
$39,903
Art Editors Hired: 
2+

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