Photo Stylist Salary

Photo Stylists in the United States take home approximately $51K per year on average. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Photo Stylists (88 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Health benefits are not claimed by all — between a fifth and a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,750 - $70,469
$38K
$51K
$70K
MEDIAN: $50,689
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50%
90%

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$14.30 - $35.35
$14
$20
$35
MEDIAN: $19.81
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$0$71K
Salary $37,750 - $70,469
Bonus $1,017
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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$32,207 - $71,491
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 54
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $14.30 - $35.35
Overtime $27.00
Annual Data $0$71K
Bonus $1,017
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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$32,207 - $71,491
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 28

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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
88 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Photo Stylist Salaries

Late-Career
▲53%

Experienced
▲20%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 24%
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