Makeup Artist salary in the United States

Average salary
$28,000/yr
Based on 825 income tax records
$16,500
$87,000
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$23K
 
$28K
 
$33K
 
$32K
 
$24K
$16,500
$87,000
How much do Makeup Artists make?
The average total salary for a Makeup Artist is $28,000 per year. This is based on data from 825 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Makeup Artist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Makeup Artist salary can vary between $16,500 to $87,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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Makeup Artist salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Sephora USA, Los Angeles County, CA
12 income tax records
$29,000/yr
$22K – $47K

Makeup Artist demographics in United States

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82% are single
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18% are married
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25% have kids
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31% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Makeup Artists in United States

825 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a makeup artist in the United States is $28,000 per year. Makeup artist salaries in the United States can vary between $16,500 to $87,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 825 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as makeup artist.

The following cities offer the highest salaries for makeup artists in the United States: Atlanta Metro Area, GA ($43,000 a year), New Orleans Metro Area, LA ($34,500 a year), and Philadelphia Metro Area, PA ($34,000 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.