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Photo Stylist Salary (United States)

A typical Photo Stylist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $45K annually. One in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, most report medical coverage and a fair portion claim dental coverage as well. The vast majority of Photo Stylists (87 percent) are women. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Photo Stylist Salary (?
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$35,479 - $70,469
(Median)
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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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81
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  
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  
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.
Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $42K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $41K. Photo Stylists see a median salary of $61K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $72K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; a majority of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

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Experience Affects Photo Stylist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 50%
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%