Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Makeup Artist make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$69,932 / yrTotal Pay
$35,257 / yrBase Pay
$34,675 / yrAdditional Pay

$69,932

 / yr
$19K$297K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Makeup Artist is $69,932 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $35,257 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 $34,675 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. The typical Makeup Artist salary is $35,257. Salaries can range from $18,905 - $296,754. When factoring in additional pay and benefits, Makeup Artist in United States can expect their total pay value to be on average $69,932.

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What are some related job titles for Makeup Artist?

Some related job titles are Freelance Make Up Artist Salaries with median pay of $51,363, Hair Stylist Salaries with median pay of $82,441, Make-Up Artist Salaries with median pay of $59,939, Retail Makeup Artist Salaries with median pay of $65,746.

What are total pay estimates for a Makeup Artist at different companies?

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Total Pay Range
MAC Cosmetics
3.5
Makeup Artist

286 salaries

118 open jobs

$2,917

 / mo
Sephora
3.7
Makeup Artist

200 salaries

3,507 open jobs

$34,980

 / yr
Macy's
3.4
Makeup Artist

144 salaries

3,938 open jobs

$34,624

 / yr
Nordstrom
3.7
Makeup Artist

51 salaries

4,311 open jobs

$2,985

 / mo
Ulta Beauty
3.5
Makeup Artist

30 salaries

5,202 open jobs

$2,888

 / mo
Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
3.3
Makeup Artist

28 salaries

5 open jobs

$3,007

 / mo
Estée Lauder Companies
4.0
Makeup Artist

28 salaries

3,908 open jobs

$3,124

 / mo

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Bluemercury
2.5
Makeup Artist

19 salaries

51 open jobs

$3,102

 / mo
Freelancer
4.2
Makeup Artist

16 salaries

67 open jobs

$3,107

 / mo
bareMinerals
3.8
Makeup Artist

16 salaries

43 open jobs

$35,624

 / yr
Bloomingdale's
3.4
Makeup Artist

13 salaries

1,092 open jobs

$3,531

 / mo
Blushington
3.0
Makeup Artist

13 salaries

$2,952

 / mo
Dillard's
3.1
Makeup Artist

12 salaries

606 open jobs

$3,303

 / mo
J. C. Penney
3.4
Makeup Artist

12 salaries

6,654 open jobs

$37,301

 / yr
Six Flags
3.5
Makeup Artist

9 salaries

459 open jobs

$36,986

 / yr
Chanel
4.0
Makeup Artist

9 salaries

1,189 open jobs

$3,068

 / mo
M.A.C
3.8
Makeup Artist

9 salaries

$3,050

 / mo
Charlotte Tilbury
3.5
Makeup Artist

8 salaries

190 open jobs

$2,877

 / mo
MAKE UP FOR EVER
3.4
Makeup Artist

8 salaries

29 open jobs

$2,915

 / mo
Trish McEvoy
3.0
Makeup Artist

8 salaries

1 open jobs

$3,157

 / mo
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Recent makeup artist Salaries

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Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

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Date of Time

Master lash technician

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$201,610

/hr

$10 | $202K

SubmittedYesterday

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Cosmetologist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$13

/hr

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1-3 years
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Cosmetologist

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$2,000

/mo

SubmittedYesterday

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Cosmetologist

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$20

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Makeup Artist

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$75,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
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Makeup Artist

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$20

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Permanent Makeup Artist

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$86,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Makeup Artist

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$45

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Lash Technician

United States of America

 | <1 year

$15

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
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Makeup Artist pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Makeup Artist is $35,257 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Makeup Artist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 813 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Makeup Artist employees.

The highest salary for a Makeup Artist in United States is $148,561 per year.

The lowest salary for a Makeup Artist in United States is $8,367 per year.

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