Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

39-5091 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance

Apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,440 10.4 % $31.89 $66,330 6.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.40 $12.42 $22.70 $46.81 $58.61
Annual Wage (2) $19,560 $25,840 $47,210 $97,350 $121,910


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,330 0.35 $42.31 $88,010
Personal Care Services 490 0.08 $12.95 $26,940
Performing Arts Companies 140 0.12 $27.68 $57,570
Radio and Television Broadcasting 130 0.06 (8) (8)
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 50 0.01 $28.75 $59,810

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,330 0.35 $42.31 $88,010
Performing Arts Companies 140 0.12 $27.68 $57,570
Personal Care Services 490 0.08 $12.95 $26,940
Radio and Television Broadcasting 130 0.06 (8) (8)
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 50 0.04 $16.21 $33,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,330 0.35 $42.31 $88,010
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 50 0.01 $28.75 $59,810
Performing Arts Companies 140 0.12 $27.68 $57,570
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 50 0.04 $16.21 $33,720
Traveler Accommodation 30 (7) $15.09 $31,400


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 900 0.06 3.33 $37.62 $78,250
New York 440 0.05 2.75 $49.82 $103,620
Florida 140 0.02 1.01 $17.87 $37,160
Texas 60 0.01 0.32 $25.40 $52,830
Illinois 60 0.01 0.59 $13.58 $28,250




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 900 0.06 3.33 $37.62 $78,250
New York 440 0.05 2.75 $49.82 $103,620
Nevada 40 0.03 1.82 $18.53 $38,530
Florida 140 0.02 1.01 $17.87 $37,160
Texas 60 0.01 0.32 $25.40 $52,830




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 440 0.05 2.75 $49.82 $103,620
California 900 0.06 3.33 $37.62 $78,250
Massachusetts 40 0.01 0.64 $29.08 $60,480
Texas 60 0.01 0.32 $25.40 $52,830
Nevada 40 0.03 1.82 $18.53 $38,530





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 790 0.20 10.77 $40.14 $83,490
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 420 0.08 4.31 $50.05 $104,100
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.77 (8) (8)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 40 0.01 0.77 $20.48 $42,610
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 40 0.05 2.49 $18.53 $38,530
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 30 0.04 2.37 (8) (8)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.02 1.27 $19.47 $40,490




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 790 0.20 10.77 $40.14 $83,490
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 420 0.08 4.31 $50.05 $104,100
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 40 0.05 2.49 $18.53 $38,530
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 30 0.04 2.37 (8) (8)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.02 1.27 $19.47 $40,490
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 40 0.01 0.77 $20.48 $42,610
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.77 (8) (8)




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 420 0.08 4.31 $50.05 $104,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 790 0.20 10.77 $40.14 $83,490
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 40 0.01 0.77 $20.48 $42,610
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.02 1.27 $19.47 $40,490
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 40 0.05 2.49 $18.53 $38,530


About May 2013 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014