Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer Salary

The average pay for a Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer is $36,079 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

$19,392 - $96,995
(Median)
$19K
$36K
$97K
MEDIAN: $36,078
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$7.13 - $69.04
(Median)
$7
$12
$69
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$19,392 - $96,995  
   
Bonus
$50.87  
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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$19,574 - $127,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$7.13 - $69.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.10  
Overtime
$12.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$50.87  
   
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).
)
$19,574 - $127,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Job Description for Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer

  • Apply tattoos on customer skin.
  • Ensure the shop environment is sanitary and the tools are sterilized appropriately.
  • Design original or variations of known tattoos for customers.

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Experience Affects Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 7%
medical benefits
Vision: 20%
dental benefits
None: 60%
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