Photo Stylist Salary

Average Photo Stylists in the United States make around $51K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about a fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. Photo Stylists who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 89 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,127 - $76,025
$38K
$51K
$76K
MEDIAN: $50,911
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90%

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$14.06 - $35.71
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MEDIAN: $19.62
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$0$76K
Salary $38,127 - $76,025
Bonus $1,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,362 - $74,155
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 57
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $14.06 - $35.71
Overtime $25.74
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $1,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,362 - $74,155
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26

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Job Description for Photo Stylist

Photo stylists are tasked with helping the subjects of photos get the “right” look. To ensure that a photo shoot goes as expected, a photo stylist must decide on the best clothing, accessories, backgrounds, and even poses for a subject, and they occasionally take orders directly or indirectly from photographers or art directors.

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Pay by Experience Level for Photo Stylist

Pay by Experience for a Photo Stylist has a positive trend. An entry-level Photo Stylist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 41 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Photo Stylist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Photo Stylist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 13 salaries. A Photo Stylist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 6 salaries.

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Key Stats for Photo Stylist

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Photo Stylist Salaries

Late-Career
▲54%

Experienced
▲21%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 21%
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