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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a photo retoucher. For example, did you know that they make an average of $29.7 an hour? That's $61,780 a year!

What Does a Photo Retoucher Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a photo retoucher, we found that a lot of resumes listed 20.4% of photo retouchers included photoshop, while 13.9% of resumes included photography, and 10.4% of resumes included high volume. 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 photo retoucher job title. But what industry to start with? Most photo retouchers actually find jobs in the retail and media industries.

How To Become a Photo Retoucher

If you're interested in becoming a photo retoucher, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 62.3% of photo retouchers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 4.5% of photo retouchers have master's degrees. Even though most photo retouchers 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 a photo retoucher. When we researched the most common majors for a photo retoucher, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on photo retoucher resumes include master's degree degrees or high school diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a photo retoucher. In fact, many photo retoucher jobs require experience in a role such as graphic designer. Meanwhile, many photo retouchers also have previous career experience in roles such as photographer or production artist.

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Average Salary
$61,780
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Job Openings
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Average Salary for a Photo Retoucher

Photo Retouchers in America make an average salary of $61,780 per year or $30 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $144,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $26,000 per year.
Average Salary
$61,780

Recently Added Salaries

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Photo Retoucher
Photo Retoucher
Robert Half
Robert Half
11/03/2020
11/03/2020
$35,68811/03/2020
$35,688
Photo Retoucher
Photo Retoucher
Robert Half
Robert Half
09/10/2020
09/10/2020
$52,17509/10/2020
$52,175
Photo Retoucher
Photo Retoucher
Robert Half
Robert Half
08/27/2020
08/27/2020
$62,61008/27/2020
$62,610
Photo Retoucher
Photo Retoucher
Robert Half
Robert Half
08/25/2020
08/25/2020
$35,68808/25/2020
$35,688
Photo Retoucher
Photo Retoucher
Robert Half
Robert Half
03/05/2020
03/05/2020
$29,21803/05/2020
$29,218

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Photo Retoucher Demographics

Gender

male

53.3 %

female

42.7 %

unknown

4.0 %

Ethnicity

White

60.4 %

Hispanic or Latino

17.6 %

Asian

11.7 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

42.9 %

French

14.3 %

Arabic

10.7 %
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Photo Retoucher Education

Majors

Degrees

Bachelors

62.3 %

Associate

19.8 %

Certificate

6.2 %
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Top Photo Retoucher Employers

1. Lifetouch
3.7
Avg. Salary: 
$70,272
Photo Retouchers Hired: 
12+
2. Fraternal Composite
3.2
Avg. Salary: 
$55,983
Photo Retouchers Hired: 
9+
3. Robert Half International
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$40,941
Photo Retouchers Hired: 
6+
4. Saks Fifth Avenue
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$67,727
Photo Retouchers Hired: 
5+
5. The RealReal
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$50,921
Photo Retouchers Hired: 
5+
6. CADY
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$35,651
Photo Retouchers Hired: 
5+

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Updated October 2, 2020