According to the Nebraska Department of Labor, in December 2014 there were around 682 job openings for workers employed in personal care and service occupations found advertised online. The state government includes makeup artists among these highlighted occupations.
The top five counties with the highest number of job openings for personal care and service occupations as of December 2014 are as follows:
- Douglas County
- Lancaster County
- Sarpy County
- Adams County
- Hall County
Current Salary and Wage Statistics for Makeup Artists in Nebraska
In the third quarter of 2014, the Nebraska Department of Labor found that state residents employed in personal care and service occupations, which includes makeup artists, earned the following average salaries:
- Entry-Level: $17,173/yr. or $8.25/hr.
- Median: $20,654/yr. or $9.93/hr.
- Experienced: $27,105/yr. or $13.03/hr.
Government wage reports do not account for additional occupational income derived from customer gratuity. Therefore, all wage and salary statistics should be perceived as base pay amounts.
A makeup artist’s geographic location of employment may influence their salary earning potential. In 2014, the Nebraska Department of Labor found workers employed personal care and service occupations earned slightly different average salaries according to their job placement area:
- Greater Nebraska: $19,929/yr.
- Lincoln: $20,123/yr.
- Omaha: $21,408/yr.
Advertised Pay Offers for Makeup Artists in Nebraska
In December 2014, the Nebraska Department of Labor surveyed online job advertisements for personal care and service occupations, such as makeup artists. These job postings offered the following pay averages:
- Entry Level: $16,084/yr. or $7.73/hr.
- Median: $21,060/yr. or $10.13/hr.
- Experienced: $36,148/yr. or $17.38/hr.
Prospective employers may ask job candidates to specify their expected pay range. In December 2014, the Nebraska Department of Labor found candidates looking for makeup artist jobs desired the following salary ranges:
- $20,000-$34,999: 33%
- $35,000-$49,999: 33%
- $50,000-$64,999: 33%