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Makeup Artist Salaries in North Dakota

Fargo boasts several live theatrical production companies and an annual film festival that keep theatrical makeup artists busy. Personal appearance artists find employment at salons, bridal boutiques, cosmetics shops/counters, spas and resorts.

Makeup artists in North Dakota are required to hold a cosmetology or esthetician license.

North Dakota’s extreme climate (down to -20 degrees F in the winter) can be hard on human skin. Makeup not only enhances a person’s appearance but serves as protection in harsh weather.

Makeup Artist Salaries in Various North Dakota cities

Artistsalary.com lists the following annual salaries for makeup artists in North Dakota.

North Dakota Area
Entry Level
Experienced
Statewide
$28077
$40110
Bismarck
$24771
$35387
Devil’s Lake
$37443
$53490
Dickinson
$34370
$49101
Dunseith
$16920
$24171
Ellendale
$26848
$38354
Fargo
$31150
$44500
Fort Yates
$12920
$18450
Grand Forks
$28229
$40327
Jamestown
$35024
$50034
Mandan
$27463
$39233
Minot
$35040
$50057
New Salem
$20876
$29822
New Town
$19857
$28368
Wahpeton
$37551
$53645
Williston
$33354
$47648

Makeup Artist Salaries Nationwide

US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ nationwide estimates for theatrical/production and personal appearance makeup artists are as follows.

Theatrical/Production
Mean Annual Salary
$66330
10th Percentile Salary
$19560
25th Percentile Salary
$25840
50th Percentile (Median)
$47210
75th Percentile
$97350
90th Percentile Salary
$121910
Mean Hourly Wage
$31.89
10th Percentile Wage
$9.40
25th Percentile Wage
$12.42
50th Percentile (Median)
$22.70
75th Percentile
$46.81
90th Percentile Wage
$58.61

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