There are currently an estimated 4,800 make-up artists in the United States. The make-up artist job market is expected to grow by 12.5% between 2016 and 2026.
How employable are make-up artists?
CareerExplorer rates make-up artists with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 5,700 make-up artists. That number is based on 600 additional make-up artists, and the retirement of 5,100 existing make-up artists.
Are make-up artists in demand?
There is demand for make-up artists in the states with the highest concentration of entertainment, motion picture, and media production companies: California, New York, Texas, Florida, and Georgia. As there are generally more make-up artists than available jobs in film, television, and theatre, licensed candidates and those with experience and/or a theatrical or performing arts background will be favoured. However, the growing sophistication and popularity of computer-generated effects may dampen prospects in this field.
What’s the supply of make-up artists?
Make-Up Artist job market by state
|State Name||Employed Make-Up Artists|
|District of Columbia||50|