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Makeup Artist Salaries

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1,882 SalariesUpdated Jul 17, 2018
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Average Base Pay
$31,602/yr
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$18K
Low
$32K
Average
$45K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$3,351
Range$269 - $15,035
How much does a Makeup Artist make?

The national average salary for a Makeup Artist is $31,602 in United States. Filter by location to see Makeup Artist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 1,882 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Makeup Artist employees.

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      Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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      MAC Cosmetics
      $17/hr
      Range: $12 - $25
      140 salaries
      $17/hr
      $12$25
      Macy's
      $28,215/yr
      Range: $26K - $32K
      118 salaries
      $28,215/yr
      $26K$32K
      Sephora
      $30,468/yr
      Range: $26K - $36K
      98 salaries
      $30,468/yr
      $26K$36K
      Sephora
      $13/hr
      Range: $10 - $17
      28 salaries
      $13/hr
      $10$17
      Nordstrom
      $35,388/yr
      Range: $34K - $38K
      23 salaries
      $35,388/yr
      $34K$38K
      Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
      $20/hr
      Range: $16 - $26
      15 salaries
      $20/hr
      $16$26
      Nordstrom
      $16/hr
      Range: $13 - $18
      14 salaries
      $16/hr
      $13$18

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      J. C. Penney
      $33,260/yr
      Range: $30K - $39K
      12 salaries
      $33,260/yr
      $30K$39K
      Estée Lauder Companies
      $20/hr
      Range: $15 - $25
      12 salaries
      $20/hr
      $15$25
      bareMinerals
      $37,658/yr
      Range: $37K - $46K
      10 salaries
      $37,658/yr
      $37K$46K
      Blushington
      $11/hr
      Range: $10 - $15
      10 salaries
      $11/hr
      $10$15
      Bluemercury
      $18/hr
      Range: $15 - $19
      8 salaries
      $18/hr
      $15$19
      Ulta Beauty
      $12/hr
      Range: $10 - $13
      7 salaries
      $12/hr
      $10$13
      Macy's
      $12/hr
      Range: $11 - $22
      6 salaries
      $12/hr
      $11$22
      Bloomingdale's
      $40,695/yr
      Range: $38K - $44K
      6 salaries
      $40,695/yr
      $38K$44K
      Bloomingdale's
      $18/hr
      Range: $15 - $21
      6 salaries
      $18/hr
      $15$21
      The Red Door Salon & Spa
      $14/hr
      Range: $12 - $15
      6 salaries
      $14/hr
      $12$15
      Six Flags
      $19,818/yr
      Range: $18K - $21K
      5 salaries
      $19,818/yr
      $18K$21K
      Extended Stay America
      $30,438/yr
      Range: $29K - $31K
      5 salaries
      $30,438/yr
      $29K$31K
      Glamour Shots
      $10/hr
      Range: $9 - $11
      5 salaries
      $10/hr
      $9$11

      Recent Salary Reports

      Below are the most recent Makeup Artist salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

      $22
      hourly
      A Freelance Makeup Artist in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $22 per hour
      Job Highlights
      3-4 years experience
      San Francisco, CA Area area
      Part-time
       
      51 to 200 employees
      Company - Private
      $17
      hourly
      A Makeup Artist in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $17 per hour
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      New York City, NY Area area
      Full-time
       
      501 to 1000 employees
      Company - Public
      $20
      hourly
      A Makeup Artist in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $20 per hour
      Job Highlights
      5-7 years experience
      Los Angeles, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      1001 to 5000 employees
      Subsidiary or Business Segment
      $21
      hourly
      A Cosmetic Sales Makeup Artist in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $21 per hour
      Job Highlights
      5-7 years experience
      Seattle, WA Area area
      Full-time
       
      1001 to 5000 employees
      Subsidiary or Business Segment
      $18
      hourly
      A Retail Makeup Artist in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $18 per hour
      Additional Pay
      $54k commissions
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Los Angeles, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
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