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Makeup Artist, Theatrical and Performance Salary

The average wage for a Makeup Artist, Theatrical and Performance is $24.72 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$18,937 - $76,026
(Median)
$19K
$48K
$76K
MEDIAN: $47,889
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$11.00 - $50.87
(Median)
$11
$25
$51
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$18,937 - $76,026  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
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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$25,410 - $105,856  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.00 - $50.87  
   
Overtime
$30.50 - $57.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
   
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).
)
$25,410 - $105,856  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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Job Description for Makeup Artist, Theatrical and Performance

  • Interact with directors, actors and staff to meet expectations.
  • Maintain inventory and workspace.
  • Apply makeup to meet specific lighting and acting situations.

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Makeup Artist, Theatrical and Performance in New York:
"Very early hours."
You have to be likable and hard working, willing to be on location early morning and work late.

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Experience Affects Makeup Artist, Theatrical and Performance Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 47%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 32% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 68%