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How much does a Make Up Artist make?

Updated Jul 12, 2021

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$43,036 /yr
Average Base Pay

17 salaries

$29K

Low

$43K

Average

$64K

High

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The national average salary for Make Up Artist is $43,036 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Make Up Artist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 17 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Make Up Artist employees.

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MAC Cosmetics
3.5

MAC Cosmetics

Make-Up Artist - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $14 - $22
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$14

$22

$14 - $22 Range

MAC Cosmetics
3.5

MAC Cosmetics

Make-Up Artist - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $14 - $21

$14

$21

$14 - $21 Range

Sephora
3.8

Sephora

Make-Up Artist - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $13 - $25

$13

$25

$13 - $25 Range

Macy's
3.4

Macy's

Make-Up Artist - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $13 - $17

$13

$17

$13 - $17 Range

Sephora
3.8

Sephora

Make-Up Artist - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $11 - $17

$11

$17

$11 - $17 Range

Nordstrom
3.7

Nordstrom

Make-Up Artist - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $14 - $21

$14

$21

$14 - $21 Range

Neiman Marcus
3.3

Neiman Marcus

Make-Up Artist - Hourly
About 

$28 -$37

 hourly

$28

$37

$28 - $37 Range

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Merle Norman
3

Merle Norman

Make-Up Artist - Hourly
About 

$10 -$12

 hourly

$10

$12

$10 - $12 Range

Merle Norman
3

Merle Norman

Make-Up Artist - Hourly
About 

$9 -$12

 hourly

$9

$12

$9 - $12 Range

Target
3.7

Target

Make-Up Artist - Hourly
About 

$17 -$19

 hourly

$17

$19

$17 - $19 Range

Intel Corporation
4.2

Intel Corporation

Make-Up Artist - Monthly
About 

$11K -$12K

$11K

$12K

$11,097 - $11,946 Range

Macy's
3.4

Macy's

Make-Up Artist - Hourly
About 

$13 -$14

 hourly

$13

$14

$13 - $14 Range

Nordstrom
3.7

Nordstrom

Make-Up Artist - Hourly
About 

$16 -$17

 hourly

$16

$17

$16 - $17 Range

Dillard's
3.1

Dillard's

Make-Up Artist - Hourly
About 

$13 -$14

 hourly

$13

$14

$13 - $14 Range

Belk
3.1

Belk

Make-Up Artist - Hourly
About 

$13 -$14

 hourly

$13

$14

$13 - $14 Range

Six Flags
3.6

Six Flags

Make-Up Artist - Hourly
About 

$11 -$12

 hourly

$11

$12

$11 - $12 Range

francesca's
3.4

francesca's

Make-Up Artist
About 

$31K -$33K

$31K

$33K

$30,891 - $33,139 Range

Estée Lauder Companies
4

Estée Lauder Companies

Make-Up Artist - Hourly
About 

$24 -$26

 hourly

$24

$26

$24 - $26 Range

Self-employed

Make-Up Artist - Hourly
About 

$39 -$42

 hourly

$39

$42

$39 - $42 Range

Merkle
3.8

Merkle

Make-Up Artist - Hourly
About 

$50 -$55

 hourly

$50

$55

$50 - $55 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Make Up Artist salaries

The national average salary for a Make Up Artist is $43,036 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Make Up Artist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 17 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Make Up Artist employees.

The highest salary for a Make Up Artist in United States is $64,243 per year.

The lowest salary for a Make Up Artist in United States is $28,829 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Make Up Artist or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Make Up Artist.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent make up artist salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$18
hourly
A Licensed Esthetician in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $18 per hour
Additional Pay
$7k tips/gratuities
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$8
hourly
An Esthetician in the Charlotte, NC Area area reported making $8 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Charlotte, NC Area area
Part-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$4,000
monthly
A Cosmetology in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $4,000 per month
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Freelance
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$22
hourly
An Esthetician in the Port St. Lucie, FL Area area reported making $22 per hour
Additional Pay
$5k tips/gratuities
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Port St. Lucie, FL Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$10
hourly
A Licensed Cosmetologist in the Killeen, TX Area area reported making $10 per hour
Additional Pay
$3k tips/gratuities
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Killeen, TX Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$14
hourly
An Esthetician in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $14 per hour
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Part-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public
$18
hourly
A Makeup Artist in the Kansas City, MO Area area reported making $18 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Kansas City, MO Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$40,000
per year
A Licensed Cosmetologist in the Whitewater, WI Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Whitewater, WI Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
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