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Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer is $30,521 per year.
Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer Salary (?
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$15,229 - $100,000
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MEDIAN: $30,520
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Tattoo Artist / Body Piercer Salary (?
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$7.24 - $69.77
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$15,229 - $100,000  
   
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  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$7.24 - $69.77  
   
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).
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$16,494 - $127,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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
42%
female alumni
 
Male
58%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 12%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 60%