A Makeup Artist earns an average wage of AU$20.69 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

AU$29,277 - AU$70,000
AU$29K
AU$48K
AU$70K
MEDIAN: AU$48,414
10%
50%
90%
AU$16.73 - AU$31.16
AU$17
AU$21
AU$31
MEDIAN: AU$20.67
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$70K
Salary AU$29,277 - AU$70,000
Bonus AU$2,500
Commission AU$1,952
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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AU$34,340 - AU$69,581
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 29
Hourly Data AU$0AU$39
Hourly Rate AU$16.73 - AU$31.16
Hourly Tips AU$0.00 - AU$1.01
Overtime AU$10.21 - AU$39.15
Annual Data AU$0AU$69K
Bonus AU$2,500
Commission AU$1,952
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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AU$34,340 - AU$69,581
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 158

Job Description for Makeup Artist

Makeup artists use cosmetic products to enhance natural beauty and create attractive looks that meet clients' needs. They work in a number of settings, such as demonstrations at makeup counters and trade shows, high-fashion makeup for runway models, theatrical makeup for film and stage productions, and movie special-effects makeup design. Depending on the makeup artist's niche, they may based in one location (such as a salon or makeup counter) or travel regularly to different locations. Makeup artists may work as freelance professionals or for an employer. Examples of freelance makeup artists' jobs might include a bride's makeup for weddings, actors' makeup for stage production, and models' makeup for fashion photographers print and catalog work. Makeup artists with a single employer might work at a specific salon or makeup counter, among other locations. These professionals may continually expand their clientele and specializations, creating opportunities for career advancement. Makeup artists must be able to adapt to clients' specific needs, such as if they have an allergic reaction to a certain cosmetic or if certain products aren't translating to film or photographing well.

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Makeup Artist Tasks

  • Consult with clients, perform makeup demonstrations, and provide skin care consultations.
  • Sell makeup and cleansing products, and provide information and advice on cosmetic application.
  • Select makeup shades and products for individuals.

Makeup Artist Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$43,342

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Makeup Artist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Makeup Artist?

Makeup Artist in Frankston:
"Not too bad."
Pros: Making girls feel confident in their own skin.
Cons: How much money makeup is to buy.

Key Stats for Makeup Artist

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Makeup Artist Salaries

▲34%

▲12%

National Average
AU$43,000

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 89%