Wardrobe Stylist Career Profile, Salary & Job Outlook
What does a Wardrobe Stylist do?
Wardrobe stylists work with TV costume designers to create outfits for characters for a television show. They purchase, alter, and create clothing that represents characters accurately. Stylists need to understand historical periods, different cultures, and body shapes.
How much does a Wardrobe Stylist make?
According to Ziprecruiter, Wardrobe Stylists make a national average of $32,061 or $15.41 an hour (as of March 2022). Entry-level wardrobe stylists make around $22,500 annually, with senior-level wardrobe stylists making $36,500 a year. Of course, this wide range also depends on skill, seniority, company, and location.
What is the job outlook for this career?
Analysts forecast that television revenue will grow to $231 billion by 2024. In addition, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job opportunities in the design field (including Wardrobe Stylist) are expected to increase by 6% during the 2020-2030 decade.
How to kick off your career:
- Study fashion through different historical timelines.
- Build a portfolio.
- Explore the NYU x Rolling Stone x IndieWire Film + TV Industry Essentials online course.
- Download Yellowbrick’s Ultimate Television Career Guide.