Photo Stylist Salary

Photo Stylists in the United States pull down an average of $49K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Female Photo Stylists far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$36,684 - $78,350
$37K
$49K
$78K
MEDIAN: $48,637
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50%
90%

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$14.34 - $36.56
$14
$20
$37
MEDIAN: $19.59
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,684 - $78,350  
   
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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$32,245 - $76,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.34 - $36.56  
   
Overtime
$24.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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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$32,245 - $76,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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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
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Photo Stylist Salaries

Late-Career
▲62%

Experienced
▲27%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
▼11%

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
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 14%