Photo Stylist Salary

Photo Stylists in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $46K annually for pay. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$38,405 - $66,272
(Median)
$38K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $45,909
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90%

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$11.74 - $79.46
(Median)
$12
$25
$79
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,405 - $66,272  
   
Bonus
$972 - $5,087  
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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$35,117 - $86,996  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $79.46  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$972 - $5,087  
   
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).
)
$35,117 - $86,996  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | 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.


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $42K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $42K. Photo Stylists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $61K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $52K.

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Experience Affects Photo Stylist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 20%
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