Apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role.
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 4,400 people employed as makeup artists, theatrical and performance in the United States. The median annual salary is $134,750. Entry level employees earn approximately $38,070 per year and senior employees earn approximately $172,150 per year.
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.