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What is the average salary for Make-Up Artists in the United States?

Make-Up Artists earn an average hourly wage of $29.25. Hourly wages typically start from $9.03 and go up to $55.30. Make-Up Artists earn an average salary of $60,830 per year. Salaries typically start from $18,780 and go up to $115,030.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Make-Up Artists in the United States earn:

$55.30 an hour $115,030 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Make-Up Artists in the United States earn:

$42.70 an hour $88,820 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Make-Up Artists in the United States earn:

$21.30 an hour $44,310 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Make-Up Artists in the United States earn:

$12.20 an hour $25,370 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Make-Up Artists in the United States earn:

$9.03 an hour $18,780 per year

Historical salary for Make-Up Artists in the United States

Make-Up Artist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Make-Up Artist Salary in New York $41.12 $85,530 # 1
Make-Up Artist Salary in California $34.28 $71,310 # 2
Make-Up Artist Salary in Georgia $24.42 $50,790 # 3
Make-Up Artist Salary in Nevada $21.32 $44,340 # 4
Make-Up Artist Salary in Texas $19.81 $41,210 # 5
Make-Up Artist Salary in Pennsylvania $19.74 $41,050 # 6
Make-Up Artist Salary in Florida $17.57 $36,550 # 7
Make-Up Artist Salary in Connecticut $17.02 $35,410 # 8
Make-Up Artist Salary in Indiana $8.37 $17,410 # 9
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics