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Makeup Artist Salary

$36,124 (USD)

Average Salary

$17/hr

Average Hourly

$4,183

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Makeup Artist is $36,124 a year and $17 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Makeup Artist is between $27,489 and $43,255. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Makeup Artist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Applies makeup to performers to alter their appearance to accord with their roles and production requirements, such as character, period, setting, and situation.
  • Examines sketches, photographs, and plaster models in period files to obtain an image of character to be depicted.
  • Talks with stage and motion picture officials and performer to determine alterations to be made and makeup to be used.
  • Prepares designs for prostheses of rubber or plastic and requisitions cosmetics and makeup materials, such as wigs, beards, rouge, powder, and grease paint.
  • Uses prostheses, cosmetics, and makeup to change such physical characteristics of performer as facial features, skin texture, bodily contours, and dimensions and to produce effect appropriate to depict character and situation.
  • May make drawings or models based upon independent research to augment period files.
Makeup Artist Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance

Job family population: 3,540

Estimated population of Makeup Artist jobs: 1,126

Rate of error: 8.2%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$41,878
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Makeup Artist Job Listings for United States

Freelance Makeup Artist
Jul 10
San Francisco, CA, USA
RMS Beauty
The makeup artist will service prestigious accounts throughout the area. Previous freelance cosmetic experience essential. Job Description: * Build strong relationships with in-store staff and retail ...
Hairstylist - Makeup Artist
Jul 8
Del Mar, CA, USA
Allure hair and makeup bar
We are looking for a Hair Stylist and Make-up Artist to join our team. We are looking for full and part time positions at our fabulous hair and beauty bar in Del Mar. Responsibilities: * Prepares ...
Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist
Jul 16
Mckinney, TX, USA
HAI SOCIETY SALON AND BOUTIQUE
Do you have a passion for what you do? Do you strive to always put in more effort and care than the next stylist? Here at Hai Society Salon and Boutique, we desire to hire people who want to make a ...
Permanent Makeup Artist Needed
Apr 29
Mt. Pleasant, SC, USA
Lowcountry Plastic Surgery Center
Well established microblading and permanent makeup bar is looking for an experienced and licensed permanent makeup artist. Must be a team player and have great customer service
Hairstylist
Jul 10
Hudson, WI, USA
Fantastic Sams of The St. Croix Valley
HAIRSTYLIST - MAKE-UP ARTIST - EXTENSION SPECIALIST JOB DESCRIPTION WI licensed Cosmetologist with a passion for the industry and a desire to grow their career in a creative, ever-growing, BUSY salon ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Makeup Artist is $36,124 a year and $17 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Makeup Artist is between $27,489 and $43,255. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Makeup Artist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Makeup Artist Job Listings for United States

Freelance Makeup Artist
Jul 10
San Francisco, CA, USA
RMS Beauty
The makeup artist will service prestigious accounts throughout the area. Previous freelance cosmetic experience essential. Job Description: * Build strong relationships with in-store staff and retail ...
Hairstylist - Makeup Artist
Jul 8
Del Mar, CA, USA
Allure hair and makeup bar
We are looking for a Hair Stylist and Make-up Artist to join our team. We are looking for full and part time positions at our fabulous hair and beauty bar in Del Mar. Responsibilities: * Prepares ...
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