Photo Stylist Salary (United States)

Salaries for Photo Stylists in the United States lie in the neighborhood of $48,282 annually. Compensation starts at $34,365 and can reach $128,000 per year. Although most have medical coverage and most have dental coverage, 25 percent claim no health benefits at all. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Photo Stylist Salary (?
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$35,479 - $70,469
(Median)
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45K
54K
70K
MEDIAN: $45,431
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Photo Stylist Salary (?
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$13.70 - $80.54
(Median)
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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  
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.
Salary growth is weak for Photo Stylists during their first decade in the field; typical pay starts at $42K and turns to only $41K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $61K. As Photo Stylists reach 20 years on the job, salary growth continues to be strong, with earnings averaging $77K. 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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