An average Photo Stylist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $49K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 89 percent of Photo Stylists are female. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$38,342 - $77,419
$38K
$49K
$77K
MEDIAN: $48,722
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50%
90%

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$14.34 - $36.56
$14
$20
$37
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,342 - $77,419  
   
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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$33,722 - $75,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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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$33,722 - $75,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Photo Stylists generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $41K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $50K. Photo Stylists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $60K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $73K.

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Key Stats for Photo Stylist

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Photo Stylist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 55%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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