How much does a Makeup Artist make in the United States? The average Makeup Artist salary in the United States is $21,552 as of August 27, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $19,048 and $24,850. 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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25% $19,048 10% $16,768 90% $27,854 75% $24,850 $21,552 50%(Median)
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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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The Beauty Advisor provides make-up application lessons, skin care consultations and treatments; offering expert and up-to-the-minutes trend advice. The Beauty Advisor is welcoming, friendly, and ...
Macy's - 4 days ago
The Beauty Advisor provides make-up application lessons, skin care consultations and treatments; offering expert and up-to-the-minutes trend advice. The Beauty Advisor is welcoming, friendly, and ...
Macy's - 4 days ago
The Beauty Advisor provides make-up application lessons, skin care consultations and treatments; offering expert and up-to-the-minutes trend advice. The Beauty Advisor is welcoming, friendly, and ...
Macy's - 31 days ago
The Beauty Advisor provides make-up application lessons, skin care consultations and treatments; offering expert and up-to-the-minutes trend advice. The Beauty Advisor is welcoming, friendly, and ...
Macy's - 31 days ago
The Beauty Advisor provides make-up application lessons, skin care consultations and treatments; offering expert and up-to-the-minutes trend advice. The Beauty Advisor is welcoming, friendly, and ...
Macy's - 66 days ago
They will complete make-up applications and help customers with guidance on skin care and fragrance, engaging the customer in a way that makes them want to return to the store. This seller is beauty ...
Macy's - 85 days ago

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