Photo Stylist Salary (United States)

Pay for Photo Stylists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $48,282 per year. Compensation starts at $34,365 and can reach $128,000 per year. About a quarter of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, most report medical coverage and most claim dental coverage as well. Most Photo Stylists are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Photo Stylist Salary (?
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$35,479 - $70,469
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MEDIAN: $45,431
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Photo Stylist Salary (?
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$13.70 - $80.54
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,479 - $70,469  
   
Bonus
$500 - $10,000  
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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$34,365 - $128,000  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$13.70 - $80.54  
   
Overtime
$19.79 - $78.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$500 - $10,000  
   
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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$34,365 - $128,000  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Pay by Experience Level for Photo Stylist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Early in their career, Photo Stylists do not see a dramatic shift in salary; typically starting at $42K, pay reaches $41K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $61K after 10 to 20 years. Wages do not stop growing after 20 years on the job, and Photo Stylists tend to earn $77K at this point in time. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

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Experience Affects Photo Stylist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 27%
National Average
$48,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%
Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 3 out of 5 based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
87%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 25%
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