Photo Stylist Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Photo Stylists in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $46K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Photo Stylists are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$37,783 - $74,497
(Median)
$38K
$46K
$74K
MEDIAN: $45,604
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90%

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$11.23 - $77.76
(Median)
$11
$21
$78
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$37,783 - $74,497  
   
Bonus
$1,017  
Profit Sharing
$450.00  
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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$32,041 - $86,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$11.23 - $77.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$10.00  
Overtime
$24.19  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,017  
   
Profit Sharing
$450.00  
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).
)
$32,041 - $86,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Pay by Experience Level for Photo Stylist

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


For many Photo Stylists, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $41K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $42K. Photo Stylists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $61K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $64K.

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Experience Affects Photo Stylist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 32%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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