Absolutely! With proper industry training and experience, your salary as a professional makeup artist has the potential to keep moving up.
A makeup artist’s salary depends on education, experience, and field specialization. The average starting salary for a makeup artist working a steady hourly wage is between $27,000 and $35,000 USD.
Makeup Artist Job Opportunities A makeup artist can specialize in one or multiple areas, since there are varying fields within the makeup industry that all have different applications and techniques.
These makeup artist job opportunities include:
TV and Film
Spas and Salons
A freelance makeup artist’s salary depends on how many clients and contracts he or she works on. The hourly rate of a freelance makeup artist depends on personal pricing, experience, makeup training, and location.
Makeup artists working for fashion designers, cosmetic brands, and celebrities all have the potential to make $100,000 USD +
Working as a film and television makeup artist can provide an annual salary of about $60,000 to $90,000 USD.