Average Estimated Salary (in NYC): $68,000
A photo retoucher might be the most low-key coveted position when it comes to getting into the fashion industry. Very few people realize that these people actually hold a ton of power. In an industry where image rules, the ability to take an image and remove wrinkles, soften pores, and sometimes photoshop a new head on a person is much-needed. All without fucking up, of course.
Remember the whole Lena Dunham/Vogue cover scandal where Jezebel offered a hefty $10,000 for unretouched images of the Girls actress? Instead of embarrass Dunham and Vogue, all it really did was show the world that the photographer should probably be sharing the credit with whoever the retoucher was.