Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
3,600 6.0 % $34.42 $71,590 3.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.88 $18.24 $29.31 $51.00 $60.08
Annual Wage (2) $22,630 $37,940 $60,970 $106,070 $124,960


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 2,440 0.58 $38.15 $79,350
Performing Arts Companies 220 0.17 $33.47 $69,630
Radio and Television Broadcasting 160 0.07 (8) (8)
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 160 0.02 $30.60 $63,650
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 50 0.08 (8) (8)

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 2,440 0.58 $38.15 $79,350
Performing Arts Companies 220 0.17 $33.47 $69,630
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 50 0.08 (8) (8)
Radio and Television Broadcasting 160 0.07 (8) (8)
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 160 0.02 $30.60 $63,650

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 2,440 0.58 $38.15 $79,350
Performing Arts Companies 220 0.17 $33.47 $69,630
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 160 0.02 $30.60 $63,650
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 50 0.01 $21.93 $45,610
Traveler Accommodation 40 (7) $17.66 $36,740


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 1,710 0.11 4.17 $37.57 $78,140
New York 800 0.09 3.42 $38.20 $79,450
Texas 220 0.02 0.74 $21.03 $43,740
Georgia 160 0.04 1.51 $38.00 $79,040
Florida 120 0.01 0.58 $22.16 $46,100




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 1,710 0.11 4.17 $37.57 $78,140
New York 800 0.09 3.42 $38.20 $79,450
District of Columbia 70 0.09 3.68 $41.20 $85,690
Georgia 160 0.04 1.51 $38.00 $79,040
Nevada 40 0.03 1.22 $21.19 $44,070




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 70 0.09 3.68 $41.20 $85,690
New York 800 0.09 3.42 $38.20 $79,450
Georgia 160 0.04 1.51 $38.00 $79,040
California 1,710 0.11 4.17 $37.57 $78,140
Pennsylvania 30 0.01 0.23 $27.98 $58,200





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 1,620 0.38 15.00 $37.88 $78,780
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 730 0.11 4.35 $36.53 $75,980
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 90 0.03 1.32 $30.09 $62,590
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 80 0.03 1.21 $38.65 $80,400
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 60 0.02 0.82 $21.79 $45,320
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 60 0.02 0.89 $25.21 $52,440
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 1.66 $20.33 $42,280
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 40 0.04 1.65 $21.19 $44,070




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 1,620 0.38 15.00 $37.88 $78,780
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 730 0.11 4.35 $36.53 $75,980
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 1.66 $20.33 $42,280
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 40 0.04 1.65 $21.19 $44,070
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 80 0.03 1.21 $38.65 $80,400
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 90 0.03 1.32 $30.09 $62,590
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 60 0.02 0.82 $21.79 $45,320
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 60 0.02 0.89 $25.21 $52,440




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 80 0.03 1.21 $38.65 $80,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,620 0.38 15.00 $37.88 $78,780
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 730 0.11 4.35 $36.53 $75,980
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 90 0.03 1.32 $30.09 $62,590
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 60 0.02 0.89 $25.21 $52,440
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 60 0.02 0.82 $21.79 $45,320
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 40 0.04 1.65 $21.19 $44,070
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 1.66 $20.33 $42,280


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017