Average Makeup Artist, Theatrical and Performance Hourly Pay

$16.28
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$100
Bonus
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The average hourly pay for a Makeup Artist, Theatrical and Performance is $16.28.
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$10.10
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$16.28
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$25.56
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$10 - $26
Bonus
$30 - $37,900
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$21,474 - $95,019
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Job Description for Makeup Artist, Theatrical and Performance

Makeup Artist, Theatrical and Performance Tasks
  • Apply makeup to meet specific lighting and acting situations.
  • Maintain inventory and workspace.
  • Interact with directors, actors and staff to meet expectations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Makeup Artist, Theatrical and Performance

An early career Makeup Artist, Theatrical and Performance with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.42 based on 19 salaries. A mid-career Makeup Artist, Theatrical and Performance with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.00 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Makeup Artist, Theatrical and Performance with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.50 based on 10 salaries.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 35 survey responses.
Early Career
54.3%
Mid Career
17.1%
Experienced
28.6%