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Makeup Artist Salary
in San Francisco, California

$44,693 (USD)

Average Salary

$21/hr

Average Hourly

$5,175

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 09, 2019

The average pay for a Makeup Artist is $44,693 a year and $21 an hour in San Francisco, California, United States. The average salary range for a Makeup Artist is between $34,009 and $53,514. 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 San Francisco, California.

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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 San Francisco, California, United States

Job family: Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance

Job family population: 3,140

Estimated population of Makeup Artist jobs: 999

Rate of error: 9.2%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$51,811
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: San Francisco, officially City and County of San Francisco and colloquially known as SF, San Fran, or "The City", is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California. San Francisco is the 13th-most populous city in the United States, and the fourth-most populous in California, with 883,305 residents as of 2018. It covers an area of about 46.89 square miles (121.4 km2), mostly at the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area, making it the second most densely populated large U.S. city, and the fifth-most densely populated U.S. county, behind only four of the five New...

Makeup Artist Job Listings for San Francisco, California

Esthetician, Massage Therapist, Lash Technician, Makeup Artist, Chiropractor or Holistic Health P...
Dec 4
San Mateo, United States
Glow Skin & Body Care
Great for an Esthetician, Massage Therapist, Lash Technician, Makeup artist, Chiropractor or Holistic Health Practitioner. Room is 120 square feet with an electric bed, face cradle, and stool ...
Retail Cosmetics Sales - Counter Manager Clinique, Full Time: Broadway Plaza
Dec 4
Walnut Creek, United States
Macy's
Additionally, you will make one-on-one connections with customers to learn their sense of beauty and style, develop your artistic side through customer consultation and make-up and product ...
Retail Cosmetics Sales - Counter Manager Lancôme, Full Time: Valley Fair, CA
Nov 8
Santa Clara, United States
Macy's
Additionally, you will make one-on-one connections with customers to learn their sense of beauty and style, develop your artistic side through customer consultation and make-up and product ...
Part-Time Instructor, School of Jewelry & Metal Arts (Spring 2020)
Nov 22
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Academy of Art University
Academy of Art University seeks a part-time Instructor for the School of Jewelry and Metal Arts. We are hiring an Instructor to teach Intro to 3D Printing and Modeling as well as Advanced 3D Modeling ...
On-Call Educator: Public Programs
Nov 14
Sausalito, United States
The Bay Area Discovery Museum
Experience in education, arts education, early childhood education, museum studies, or relevant field preferred. * At least two years of experience working with children ages 0-8 years

The average pay for a Makeup Artist is $44,693 a year and $21 an hour in San Francisco, California, United States. The average salary range for a Makeup Artist is between $34,009 and $53,514. 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 San Francisco, California.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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