Experienced Makeup Artist Salary

An Experienced Makeup Artist earns an average wage of $20.21 per hour.

$19,544 - $85,825
$20K
$52K
$86K
MEDIAN: $51,923
10%
50%
90%

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$14.32 - $50.80
$14
$20
$51
MEDIAN: $20.18
10%
50%
90%

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$0$105K
Salary $19,544 - $85,825
Bonus $3,000
Commission $0.00 - $4,289
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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$28,684 - $105,140
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 26
Hourly Data $0$76
Hourly Rate $14.32 - $50.80
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $38.78
Overtime $0.21 - $76.38
Annual Data $0$105K
Bonus $3,000
Commission $0.00 - $4,289
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).
)
$28,684 - $105,140
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 136

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

Key Stats for Makeup Artist

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
10-19 years
83%
20 years or more
17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
no benefits
None: 59%