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Makeup Artist Salary
in Illinois, United States

$37,078 (USD)

Average Salary

$18/hr

Average Hourly

$4,294

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Makeup Artist is $37,078 a year and $18 an hour in Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Makeup Artist is between $28,214 and $44,396. 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 Illinois, 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 Illinois, 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:
$42,983
5 Year Change:
16 %

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About Illinois, United States

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Description: Illinois ( (listen) IL-ə-NOY) is a state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of the United States. It has the fifth largest gross domestic product (GDP), the sixth largest population, and the 25th largest land area of all U.S. states. Illinois has been noted as a microcosm of the entire United States. With Chicago in northeastern Illinois, small industrial cities and immense agricultural productivity in the north and center of the state, and natural resources such as coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base, and is a major transportation hub. Chicagoland, Chicago's metropolitan...

Makeup Artist Job Listings for Illinois, United States

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Jul 20
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Stylist
Jun 21
New Lenox, IL, USA
Charles Morris Salon Inc
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Administrative Assistant
Jul 3
Ina, IL, USA
Rend Lake College
Rend Lake College seeks a full-time ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT for the ARTS AND SCIENCES DIVISIO N with strong organization and people skills to work with the Dean of Arts & Sciences, 150 faculty ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Makeup Artist is $37,078 a year and $18 an hour in Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Makeup Artist is between $28,214 and $44,396. 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 Illinois, United States.

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Makeup Artist Job Listings for Illinois, United States

stylist
Jul 20
Deer Park, United States
Great Clips, Inc.
Want to be a salon manager or trainer or a member of an artistic design team? Yep, at Great Clips, you can make that happen, too. Join a company with lots to offer. Whether you're a new (or about to ...
Stylist
Jun 21
New Lenox, IL, USA
Charles Morris Salon Inc
Our full service salon is cutting-edge, fun and highly artistic. Our client list is growing at such a rapid pace that we just can't keep up with the demand. That's where you fit in - you are an ...
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