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What Is the Average Makeup Artist Salary by State

State Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Hawaii $54,094 $4,508 $1,040 $26.01
Massachusetts $54,083 $4,507 $1,040 $26.00
Rhode Island $52,220 $4,352 $1,004 $25.11
North Dakota $51,249 $4,271 $986 $24.64
Alaska $50,951 $4,246 $980 $24.50
Nevada $50,549 $4,212 $972 $24.30
Washington $50,127 $4,177 $964 $24.10
South Dakota $49,752 $4,146 $957 $23.92
Oregon $49,212 $4,101 $946 $23.66
New York $48,934 $4,078 $941 $23.53
Maryland $48,500 $4,042 $933 $23.32
Nebraska $47,586 $3,966 $915 $22.88
Kentucky $47,416 $3,951 $912 $22.80
New Hampshire $47,277 $3,940 $909 $22.73
Virginia $46,962 $3,913 $903 $22.58
Colorado $45,878 $3,823 $882 $22.06
South Carolina $45,854 $3,821 $882 $22.05
Delaware $45,370 $3,781 $873 $21.81
California $45,166 $3,764 $869 $21.71
Vermont $44,511 $3,709 $856 $21.40
Oklahoma $44,228 $3,686 $851 $21.26
Wyoming $43,836 $3,653 $843 $21.07
Connecticut $43,534 $3,628 $837 $20.93
Arkansas $43,246 $3,604 $832 $20.79
Illinois $43,013 $3,584 $827 $20.68
Michigan $43,010 $3,584 $827 $20.68
West Virginia $42,532 $3,544 $818 $20.45
Idaho $42,369 $3,531 $815 $20.37
Pennsylvania $42,326 $3,527 $814 $20.35
Maine $42,005 $3,500 $808 $20.19
New Jersey $41,959 $3,497 $807 $20.17
Missouri $41,902 $3,492 $806 $20.15
Montana $41,659 $3,472 $801 $20.03
Arizona $41,230 $3,436 $793 $19.82
Minnesota $41,100 $3,425 $790 $19.76
Tennessee $41,024 $3,419 $789 $19.72
Texas $40,972 $3,414 $788 $19.70
Indiana $40,965 $3,414 $788 $19.69
Wisconsin $40,762 $3,397 $784 $19.60
Ohio $40,727 $3,394 $783 $19.58
Utah $40,260 $3,355 $774 $19.36
Kansas $39,902 $3,325 $767 $19.18
Louisiana $39,860 $3,322 $767 $19.16
Georgia $39,774 $3,314 $765 $19.12
Iowa $39,325 $3,277 $756 $18.91
North Carolina $39,075 $3,256 $751 $18.79
Alabama $38,844 $3,237 $747 $18.67
New Mexico $38,720 $3,227 $745 $18.62
Florida $37,487 $3,124 $721 $18.02
Mississippi $37,378 $3,115 $719 $17.97

Top 50 Highest Paying States for Makeup Artist Jobs in the U.S.

We’ve identified 11 states where the typical salary for a Makeup Artist job is above the national average. Topping the list is Hawaii, with Massachusetts and Rhode Island close behind in second and third. Rhode Island beats the national average by 9.0%, and Hawaii furthers that trend with another $6,177 (12.9%) above the $47,917.

Significantly, Hawaii has a very active Makeup Artist job market as there are several companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 11 states paying on average above the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Makeup Artist appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

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Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.
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