The average hourly pay for a Makeup Artist in Australia is AU$21.99.
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AU$18 - AU$39
AU$80 - AU$3,000
AU$509 - AU$4,913
AU$38,241 - AU$80,528
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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 a…Read more
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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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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
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