How much does a Makeup Artist make in the United States? The average Makeup Artist salary in the United States is $54,485 as of April 24, 2024, but the salary range typically falls between $49,206 and $62,559. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.

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Makeup Artist Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Makeup Artist Salary $44,399 US April 24, 2024
25th Percentile Makeup Artist Salary $49,206 US April 24, 2024
50th Percentile Makeup Artist Salary $54,485 US April 24, 2024
75th Percentile Makeup Artist Salary $62,559 US April 24, 2024
90th Percentile Makeup Artist Salary $69,909 US April 24, 2024
25% $49,206 10% $44,399 90% $69,909 75% $62,559 $54,485 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What is a Makeup Artist ?

A make-up artist or makeup artist is an artist whose medium is the human body, applying makeup and prosthetics on others for theatre, television, film, fashion, magazines and other similar productions including all aspects of the modeling industry. Awards given for this profession in the entertainment industry include the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling and even several entertainment industry awards such as the Emmy Awards and the Golden Globes. In the United States as well as the other parts of the globe, professional licenses are required by agencies in order for them to hire t...

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