2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Theatrical Makeup Artists apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Theatrical and Performance Makeup Artists with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $38,010 to $63,220 per year or $18 to $30 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Theatrical and Performance Makeup Artists to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$76||$157,680|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$64||$132,530|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$51||$106,920|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$30||$63,220|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$18||$38,010|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Theatrical and Performance Makeup Artist is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NY doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NY might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Theatrical Makeup Artists are in the states of NY, CA, DC, FL and TX.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Motion Picture and Video Industries||$111950||$53.82|
|Performing Arts Companies||$67650||$32.52|
|Personal Care Services||$53560||$25.75|