Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Makeup Artist make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$76,268 / yrTotal Pay
$35,557 / yrBase Pay
$40,711 / yrAdditional Pay

$76,268

 / yr
$25K$540K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Makeup Artist is $76,268 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $35,557 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 $40,711 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 Freelance Make Up Artist Salaries with median pay of $57,649, Hair Stylist Salaries with median pay of $82,783, Make-Up Artist Salaries with median pay of $62,331, Retail Makeup Artist Salaries with median pay of $68,209.

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MAC Cosmetics
3.6

MAC Cosmetics

Makeup Artist - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $7 - $28

$7

$28

$7 - $28 Range

48 Jobs
Sephora
3.7

Sephora

Makeup Artist

$36,005

 /yr
Range: $25K - $55K

$25K

$55K

$24,946 - $55,128 Range

Macy's
3.4

Macy's

Makeup Artist

$33,518

 /yr
Range: $26K - $51K

$26K

$51K

$26,487 - $50,567 Range

MAC Cosmetics
3.6

MAC Cosmetics

Makeup Artist - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $15 - $31

$15

$31

$15 - $31 Range

Sephora
3.7

Sephora

Makeup Artist - Hourly

$10

$45

$10 - $45 Range

Nordstrom
3.7

Nordstrom

Makeup Artist

$41,558

 /yr
Range: $32K - $48K

$32K

$48K

$31,909 - $47,516 Range

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
3.4

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

Makeup Artist - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $13 - $31

$13

$31

$13 - $31 Range

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Ulta Beauty
3.5

Ulta Beauty

Makeup Artist - Hourly

$11

$22

$11 - $22 Range

Bluemercury
2.6

Bluemercury

Makeup Artist - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $14 - $22

$14

$22

$14 - $22 Range

J. C. Penney
3.4

J. C. Penney

Makeup Artist

$39,442

 /yr
Range: $35K - $46K

$35K

$46K

$35,481 - $46,068 Range

Estée Lauder Companies
4.0

Estée Lauder Companies

Makeup Artist - Hourly

$18

$48

$18 - $48 Range

bareMinerals
3.8

bareMinerals

Makeup Artist

$44,178

 /yr
Range: $43K - $48K

$43K

$48K

$43,300 - $47,643 Range

Estée Lauder Companies
4.0

Estée Lauder Companies

Makeup Artist - Hourly

$18

$28

$18 - $28 Range

Ulta Beauty
3.5

Ulta Beauty

Makeup Artist - Hourly

$10

$22

$10 - $22 Range

Bloomingdale's
3.4

Bloomingdale's

Makeup Artist

$48,754

 /yr
Range: $45K - $52K

$45K

$52K

$44,779 - $51,713 Range

MAC Cosmetics
3.6

MAC Cosmetics

Makeup Artist - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $17 - $23

$17

$23

$17 - $23 Range

Macy's
3.4

Macy's

Makeup Artist - Hourly

$10

$31

$10 - $31 Range

Charlotte Tilbury
3.5

Charlotte Tilbury

Makeup Artist - Hourly

$27

 /hr
Range: $22 - $39

$22

$39

$22 - $39 Range

Nordstrom
3.7

Nordstrom

Makeup Artist - Hourly

$15

$21

$15 - $21 Range

Blushington
3.0

Blushington

Makeup Artist - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $12 - $17

$12

$17

$12 - $17 Range

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9 days ago by a Licensed Cosmetologist with 1 to 3 years of experience

$18

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9 days ago by a MAC Artist with 4 to 6 years of experience

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$12

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10 days ago by a Lash Stylist with 4 to 6 years of experience

$10

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Frequently asked questions about a Makeup Artist salaries

The national average salary for a Makeup Artist is $41,947 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Makeup Artist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 358 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Makeup Artist employees.

The highest salary for a Makeup Artist in United States is $61,491 per year.

The lowest salary for a Makeup Artist in United States is $28,615 per year.

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