Makeup Artist Salaries

2,919 Salaries

Average Base Pay
$30,342 / yr
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Additional Cash Compensation

Average$3,249
Range$263 - $14,507

How much does a Makeup Artist make?

The national average salary for a Makeup Artist is $30,342 in United States. Filter by location to see Makeup Artist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 2,919 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Makeup Artist employees.

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Makeup Artist

Macy's

$30,100/yr

Range: $28K - $34K

118 salaries

$30,100/yr
$28K$34K

Makeup Artist - Hourly

MAC Cosmetics

$18/hr

Range: $13 - $24

108 salaries

$18/hr
$13$24

Makeup Artist

Sephora

$32,534/yr

Range: $30K - $50K

98 salaries

$32,534/yr
$30K$50K

Makeup Artist - Hourly

MAC Cosmetics

$20/hr

Range: $15 - $27

54 salaries

$20/hr
$15$27

Makeup Artist

Nordstrom

$38,250/yr

Range: $37K - $43K

23 salaries

$38,250/yr
$37K$43K

Makeup Artist - Hourly

Sephora

$13/hr

Range: $11 - $18

22 salaries

$13/hr
$11$18

Makeup Artist - Hourly

Sephora

$15/hr

Range: $11 - $18

22 salaries

$15/hr
$11$18

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Makeup Artist - Hourly

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

$21/hr

Range: $12 - $27

18 salaries

$21/hr
$12$27

Makeup Artist

J. C. Penney

$35,481/yr

Range: $32K - $41K

12 salaries

$35,481/yr
$32K$41K

Makeup Artist - Hourly

Nordstrom

$17/hr

Range: $15 - $19

11 salaries

$17/hr
$15$19

Makeup Artist - Hourly

Bluemercury

$17/hr

Range: $16 - $20

11 salaries

$17/hr
$16$20

Makeup Artist

bareMinerals

$40,173/yr

Range: $39K - $49K

10 salaries

$40,173/yr
$39K$49K

Makeup Artist - Hourly

Blushington

$11/hr

Range: $11 - $16

9 salaries

$11/hr
$11$16

Makeup Artist - Hourly

Ulta Beauty

$13/hr

Range: $11 - $26

8 salaries

$13/hr
$11$26

Makeup Artist - Hourly

Nordstrom

$17/hr

Range: $14 - $18

7 salaries

$17/hr
$14$18

Makeup Artist - Hourly

Estée Lauder Companies

$21/hr

Range: $19 - $28

7 salaries

$21/hr
$19$28

Makeup Artist - Hourly

Mynd Spa and Salon

$15/hr

Range: $12 - $16

7 salaries

$15/hr
$12$16

Makeup Artist

Bloomingdale's

$43,413/yr

Range: $40K - $47K

6 salaries

$43,413/yr
$40K$47K

Makeup Artist - Hourly

Estée Lauder Companies

$19/hr

Range: $16 - $22

6 salaries

$19/hr
$16$22

Makeup Artist - Hourly

Trish McEvoy

$26/hr

Range: $22 - $29

6 salaries

$26/hr
$22$29
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Recent Salary Reports

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

$12
hourly
A Licensed Cosmetologist in the Napa, CA Area area reported making $12 per hour
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Napa, CA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$20
hourly
A MAC Makeup Artist in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $20 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$15
hourly
An Esthetician in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$20
hourly
An Esthetician in the Fayetteville, NC Area area reported making $20 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Fayetteville, NC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Franchise
$50,000
per year
A Makeup Artist in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $50,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private