Makeup Artist Salary in the United States

How much does a Makeup Artist make in the United States? The average Makeup Artist salary in the United States is $20,457 as of May 31, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $18,068 and $23,579. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Makeup Artist in United States. The base salary for Makeup Artist ranges from $18,068 to $23,579 with the average base salary of $20,457. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $18,068 to $23,579 with the average total cash compensation of $20,457.

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