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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

39-5091 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance

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


National estimates for Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance
Industry profile for Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance
Geographic profile for Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance

National estimates for Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,780 13.8 % $ 48.07 $ 99,990 4.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.27 $ 30.40 $ 51.40 $ 63.72 $ 75.81
Annual Wage (2) $ 38,010 $ 63,220 $ 106,920 $ 132,530 $ 157,680


Industry profile for Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 2,100 0.64 $ 53.82 $ 111,950
Personal Care Services 380 0.07 $ 25.75 $ 53,560
Performing Arts Companies 70 0.07 $ 32.52 $ 67,650
Employment Services 50 0.00 $ 46.91 $ 97,570

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 2,100 0.64 $ 53.82 $ 111,950
Performing Arts Companies 70 0.07 $ 32.52 $ 67,650
Personal Care Services 380 0.07 $ 25.75 $ 53,560
Employment Services 50 0.00 $ 46.91 $ 97,570

Top paying industries for Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 2,100 0.64 $ 53.82 $ 111,950
Employment Services 50 (7) $ 46.91 $ 97,570
Performing Arts Companies 70 0.07 $ 32.52 $ 67,650
Personal Care Services 380 0.07 $ 25.75 $ 53,560


Geographic profile for Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance:

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





States with the highest employment level in Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,360 0.08 4.14 $ 54.03 $ 112,380
New York 500 0.06 2.86 $ 59.12 $ 122,970
Louisiana 60 0.03 1.64 $ 26.74 $ 55,620
District of Columbia 60 0.08 4.07 $ 53.29 $ 110,850
Texas 50 0.00 0.21 $ 33.44 $ 69,550




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,360 0.08 4.14 $ 54.03 $ 112,380
District of Columbia 60 0.08 4.07 $ 53.29 $ 110,850
New York 500 0.06 2.86 $ 59.12 $ 122,970
Louisiana 60 0.03 1.64 $ 26.74 $ 55,620
Texas 50 0.00 0.21 $ 33.44 $ 69,550




Top paying states for Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 500 0.06 2.86 $ 59.12 $ 122,970
California 1,360 0.08 4.14 $ 54.03 $ 112,380
District of Columbia 60 0.08 4.07 $ 53.29 $ 110,850
Florida (8) (8) (8) $ 33.97 $ 70,670
Texas 50 0.00 0.21 $ 33.44 $ 69,550





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,280 0.22 10.95 $ 55.10 $ 114,600
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 500 0.06 2.84 $ 58.46 $ 121,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 60 0.02 0.98 $ 50.88 $ 105,840




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,280 0.22 10.95 $ 55.10 $ 114,600
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 500 0.06 2.84 $ 58.46 $ 121,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 60 0.02 0.98 $ 50.88 $ 105,840




Top paying metropolitan areas for Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 500 0.06 2.84 $ 58.46 $ 121,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,280 0.22 10.95 $ 55.10 $ 114,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 60 0.02 0.98 $ 50.88 $ 105,840
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $ 22.29 $ 46,360
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 17.44 $ 36,280


About May 2020 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021