The average wage for a make-up artist in the United States is around $32.44 per hour.
This is 54% above the national average. Updated in 2019.
Make-Up artists earn an average hourly wage of $32.44. Salaries typically start from $10.25 per hour and go up to $102.72 per hour.
Make-Up artist earnings by seniority
Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.
Make-Up artist salary by state
|State Name||Average Salary|
|District of Columbia||$86,060|
How do make-up artist salaries compare to similar careers?
Make-Up artists earn 10% more than similar careers in the United States.
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Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)