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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
3,400 12.5 % $39.23 $81,600 6.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.50 $18.39 $36.41 $57.00 $69.92
Annual Wage (2) $23,920 $38,250 $75,730 $118,560 $145,420


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 2,490 0.58 $44.32 $92,200
Personal Care Services 530 0.07 $21.05 $43,790
Performing Arts Companies 80 0.06 $35.96 $74,790
Traveler Accommodation 40 0.00 $20.72 $43,090
Employment Services 40 0.00 $39.10 $81,330

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 2,490 0.58 $44.32 $92,200
Personal Care Services 530 0.07 $21.05 $43,790
Performing Arts Companies 80 0.06 $35.96 $74,790
Traveler Accommodation 40 0.00 $20.72 $43,090
Employment Services 40 0.00 $39.10 $81,330

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 2,490 0.58 $44.32 $92,200
Employment Services 40 (7) $39.10 $81,330
Performing Arts Companies 80 0.06 $35.96 $74,790
Personal Care Services 530 0.07 $21.05 $43,790
Traveler Accommodation 40 (7) $20.72 $43,090


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 1,720 0.10 4.28 $43.25 $89,960
New York 490 0.05 2.20 $50.62 $105,290
Louisiana 80 0.04 1.72 $22.27 $46,320
Hawaii 60 0.10 4.35 $27.89 $58,010
New Mexico 60 0.07 3.09 $44.87 $93,330




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)
Hawaii 60 0.10 4.35 $27.89 $58,010
California 1,720 0.10 4.28 $43.25 $89,960
New Mexico 60 0.07 3.09 $44.87 $93,330
New York 490 0.05 2.20 $50.62 $105,290
District of Columbia 40 0.05 2.33 $49.42 $102,800




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 490 0.05 2.20 $50.62 $105,290
District of Columbia 40 0.05 2.33 $49.42 $102,800
New Mexico 60 0.07 3.09 $44.87 $93,330
California 1,720 0.10 4.28 $43.25 $89,960
Florida (8) (8) (8) $34.16 $71,050





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-Anaheim, CA 1,640 0.26 11.36 $44.06 $91,640
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 490 0.05 2.18 $50.52 $105,070
Urban Honolulu, HI 50 0.11 4.55 $31.38 $65,280
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 40 0.01 0.58 $46.21 $96,120
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 40 0.04 1.79 $20.99 $43,670




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-Anaheim, CA 1,640 0.26 11.36 $44.06 $91,640
Urban Honolulu, HI 50 0.11 4.55 $31.38 $65,280
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 490 0.05 2.18 $50.52 $105,070
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 40 0.04 1.79 $20.99 $43,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 40 0.01 0.58 $46.21 $96,120




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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 490 0.05 2.18 $50.52 $105,070
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 40 0.01 0.58 $46.21 $96,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,640 0.26 11.36 $44.06 $91,640
Urban Honolulu, HI 50 0.11 4.55 $31.38 $65,280
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $21.22 $44,130
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 40 0.04 1.79 $20.99 $43,670
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $18.93 $39,380
New Orleans-Metairie, LA (8) (8) (8) $15.48 $32,200


About May 2019 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020