Average Makeup Artist Hourly Pay in Australia

AU$21.99
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
AU$800
Bonus
AU$1,977
Commission
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The average hourly pay for a Makeup Artist in Australia is AU$21.99.
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AU$18.20
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AU$21.99
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AU$39.45
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MEDIAN AU$21.99
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United States (change)
Hourly Rate
AU$18 - AU$39
Bonus
AU$80 - AU$3,000
Commission
AU$509 - AU$4,913
Total Pay
AU$38,241 - AU$80,528

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Job Description for Makeup Artist

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.

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Career Paths

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Makeup Artist
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Pay by Experience Level for Makeup Artist

An entry-level Makeup Artist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$20.40 based on 12 salaries. An early career Makeup Artist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$20.99 based on 87 salaries. A mid-career Makeup Artist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$22.41 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Makeup Artist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$28.50 based on 21 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$43.
Employees with Makeup Artist in their job title in Melbourne, Victoria earn an average of 11.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Adelaide, South Australia (0.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Perth, Western Australia (5.5% less), Brisbane, Queensland (4.0% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (1.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 159 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.5%
Early Career
54.7%
Mid Career
20.8%
Experienced
13.2%
Late Career
3.8%