Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
3,060 10.2 % $32.00 $66,560 4.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.34 $13.34 $25.59 $47.22 $58.71
Annual Wage (2) $19,420 $27,750 $53,230 $98,210 $122,110


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 1,690 0.43 $40.18 $83,580
Personal Care Services 450 0.07 $13.83 $28,770
Radio and Television Broadcasting 200 0.09 (8) (8)
Performing Arts Companies 170 0.14 $29.92 $62,230
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 130 0.01 $28.33 $58,920

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 1,690 0.43 $40.18 $83,580
Performing Arts Companies 170 0.14 $29.92 $62,230
Radio and Television Broadcasting 200 0.09 (8) (8)
Personal Care Services 450 0.07 $13.83 $28,770
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 30 0.03 $16.18 $33,640

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 1,690 0.43 $40.18 $83,580
Performing Arts Companies 170 0.14 $29.92 $62,230
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 130 0.01 $28.33 $58,920
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (8) (8) $18.64 $38,780
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 30 0.03 $16.18 $33,640


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 1,160 0.08 3.38 $37.64 $78,280
New York 640 0.07 3.22 $41.18 $85,650
Texas 200 0.02 0.77 $22.67 $47,150
Florida 150 0.02 0.87 $18.47 $38,420
Georgia 140 0.03 1.57 $25.51 $53,060



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 1,160 0.08 3.38 $37.64 $78,280
New York 640 0.07 3.22 $41.18 $85,650
Hawaii 40 0.06 2.59 $22.38 $46,560
Georgia 140 0.03 1.57 $25.51 $53,060
Texas 200 0.02 0.77 $22.67 $47,150



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tennessee 40 0.01 0.63 $46.17 $96,030
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $41.54 $86,390
New York 640 0.07 3.22 $41.18 $85,650
California 1,160 0.08 3.38 $37.64 $78,280
Georgia 140 0.03 1.57 $25.51 $53,060




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 1,100 0.27 12.05 $38.29 $79,630
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 720 0.11 5.03 $34.88 $72,550
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 70 0.02 1.09 $21.18 $44,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 60 0.03 1.15 $38.66 $80,410
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 1.71 $20.81 $43,280
Urban Honolulu, HI 40 0.08 3.55 $22.38 $46,560
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 30 0.04 1.70 $48.32 $100,500



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 1,100 0.27 12.05 $38.29 $79,630
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 720 0.11 5.03 $34.88 $72,550
Urban Honolulu, HI 40 0.08 3.55 $22.38 $46,560
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 30 0.04 1.70 $48.32 $100,500
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 1.71 $20.81 $43,280
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 60 0.03 1.15 $38.66 $80,410
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 70 0.02 1.09 $21.18 $44,050



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)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 30 0.04 1.70 $48.32 $100,500
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 60 0.03 1.15 $38.66 $80,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,100 0.27 12.05 $38.29 $79,630
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 720 0.11 5.03 $34.88 $72,550
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.32 $52,670
Urban Honolulu, HI 40 0.08 3.55 $22.38 $46,560
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA (8) (8) (8) $21.92 $45,600
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 70 0.02 1.09 $21.18 $44,050
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 1.71 $20.81 $43,280
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $11.47 $23,860


About May 2015 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 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.

(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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016