Photo Editor Statistics in the US

From where do we know all information about photo editor demographics? We analyzed 4,047 photo editors resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Photo Editor Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as photo editors. Keep reading to find out what the results for photo editors were.

Photo Editor Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among photo editors is White, which makes up 78.3% of all photo editors. Comparatively, there are 7.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.1% of the Asian ethnicity.

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  • White, 78.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 7.9%
  • Asian, 7.1%
  • Black or African American, 3.9%
  • Unknown, 2.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.1%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Photo Editors

The chart below shows that 42.0% of photo editors speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 15.1% and German is the third-most popular at 7.3%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 42.0%
  • French, 15.1%
  • German, 7.3%
  • Japanese, 4.6%
  • Italian, 4.1%
  • Other, 26.9%

Most Common Degree for Photo Editor

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for photo editors. The most common degree for photo editors is bachelor's degree. In fact, 69% of photo editors earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 12% and rounding it off is master's degree with 8%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 68%
  • Associate degree, 13%
  • Certificate degree, 10%
  • Masters degree, 4%
  • Other Degrees, 5%

Photo Editor Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among photo editors.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Photo Editor Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the photo editor position over time.


Photo Editor Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of photo editors changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of photo editors based on ethnicity and gender.


Number Of Years On The Job For Photo Editor

By looking over 4,047 photo editors resumes, we figured out that the average photo editor enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 34%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Photo Editor Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of photo editor employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of photo editors is 40+ years old, which represents 54% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Photo Editors with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, track announcer and public address announcer have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Deaf Interpreter16%77%
Educational Interpreter20%74%
Events And Communications Coordinator21%75%
Photo Editor44%51%
Sports Announcer87%9%
Public Address Announcer88%9%
Track Announcer89%11%
Track Announcer
Public Address Announcer
Sports Announcer
Photo Editor
Events And Communications Coordinator
Educational Interpreter
Deaf Interpreter

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Photo Editors with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to photo editors.

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Job Titleascdesc
Engineering Writer15.82%
Photo Journalist19.36%
Television Script Writer22.69%
Radio Board Operator25.03%
Science Interpreter27.03%
Photo Editor28.26%
Communications Consultant30.27%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Photo Editor?

Male Income
Female Income

Photo Editor Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Black or African American men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Photo Editor Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Bachelor's Degree$55,781
Doctorate Degree$61,580
Master's Degree$62,156

Photo Editor Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Photo Editor Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a photo editor can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of photo editors is $50,105. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Photo Editors Earn The Most?

The map here shows where photo editors earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Photo Editors Located?

By looking through more than 4,047 resumes, we found that the most popular places for photo editors are NY, New York and CA, Los Angeles.

Number of Photo Editors

Photo Editor Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ photo editors. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most photo editors is the media industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire photo editors.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Photo Editor Work In

Employees with the photo editor job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most photo editors prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ photo editors. Those industries include media, hospitality and retail.

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