Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Make-Up Artist make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

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$54,468 / yrTotal Pay
$41,155 / yrBase Pay
$13,313 / yrAdditional Pay

$54,468

 / yr
$33K$92K
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The estimated total pay for a Make-Up Artist is $54,468 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $41,155 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $13,313 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Some related job titles are Beauty Advisor Salaries with median pay of $43,034, Beauty Consultant Salaries with median pay of $43,550, Freelance Makeup Artist Salaries with median pay of $46,781, MAC Makeup Artist Salaries with median pay of $50,606.

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$10,773

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$11,194

 / mo

$4,383

 / mo

$12,118

 / mo

$9,975

 / mo

$10,729

 / mo

$4,323

 / mo

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$13,773

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$5,035

 / mo

$4,452

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$11,866

 / mo

$132,411

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$9,502

 / mo

$9,146

 / mo

$4,296

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$4,313

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$10,314

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$13,118

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Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Lash Technician

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$12

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Makeup Artist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$20

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Waxing Specialist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$10

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Makeup Artist

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$55,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Cosmetologist

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$22

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
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Manicurist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$38,000

/yr

$35K | $3K

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Lash Stylist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$32

/hr

$17 | $15

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Cosmetologist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$13

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
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Makeup Artist

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$23

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
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Make-Up Artist pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Make-Up Artist is $41,155 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Make-Up Artist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 120 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Make-Up Artist employees.

The highest salary for a Make-Up Artist in United States is $67,501 per year.

The lowest salary for a Make-Up Artist in United States is $25,092 per year.

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