A Tattoo Artist earns an average salary of $31,859 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Tattoo Artist Total Pay (?
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$13,774 - $50,050
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $31,858
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Tattoo Artist Total Pay (?
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$9.86 - $123.50
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$13,774 - $50,050  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,160  
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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$17,481 - $210,377  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 97
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $123.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.92 - $5.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,160  
   
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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$17,481 - $210,377  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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Experience Affects Tattoo Artist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 51%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
National Average
$39,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%
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Gender
Female
27%
female alumni
 
Male
73%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 11% dental benefits Dental: 7%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 89%
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