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Makeup Artist Salaries in Michigan

According to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget, individuals interested in pursuing an exciting career in makeup artistry can expect an optimistic employment outlook through 2020.

Right now, reports by the state government indicate that approximately 126,210 professionals, including makeup artists, were employed in personal care and service careers in 2010. However, by 2020, current occupation projections estimate these workers will likely increase to number 144,810.

Local employers that recently created job postings advertising for makeup artist positions in Michigan include:

  • Estee Lauder Companies
  • Avon Sales
  • Gallery Collection Salon
  • Christian Dior Perfumes
  • Vinnie & June Brow & Beauty Bar
  • Sola Salon Studios
  • Sephora
  • Dior

Recent Salary Averages Among Makeup Artists in Michigan

Some makeup artists in Michigan specifically serve clients involved in theatrical or performance-based arenas. According to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget, these specialized makeup artists earned an average hourly rate of $25.05 in 2011.

Makeup artists are customarily given gratuity tips from the clientele. This added income accounts for a significant portion of a makeup artist’s earnings. However, government publication do not account for these extra profits. As a result, makeup artists often receive substantially higher occupational salaries than official pay statistics suggest.

Experience Affects Salary Averages for Makeup Artists in Michigan

Theatrical and performance makeup artists may earn higher or lower-than average salaries in Michigan depending upon their amount of professional experience.

For example, in 2011, the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget found entry-level theatrical and performance makeup artists earned an average hourly rate of $14.38.

However, more experienced theatrical and performance makeup artists were found earning a much more impressive average hourly rate of $30.39 in that same year—almost double the salary earned by their entry-level colleagues!