Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer is $32,300 per year.
Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer Total Pay (?
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$15,437 - $98,633
(Median)
15K
32K
99K
MEDIAN: $32,300
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Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer Total Pay (?
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$7.19 - $70.23
(Median)
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15
35
70
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$15,437 - $98,633  
   
Bonus
$275.00 - $3,000  
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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$16,494 - $127,500  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$7.19 - $70.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.89 - $5.81  
Overtime
$10.50 - $16.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$275.00 - $3,000  
   
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).
)
$16,494 - $127,500  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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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Gender

Female
36%
female alumni
 
Male
64%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 12%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 65%
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