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Makeup Artist Salaries in Ohio

Prospective makeup artists should choose a school that specializes in makeup, offering courses in subjects like spray art makeup and makeup application for photo shoots, fashion shows, bridal parties, film and TV.

Those interested in focusing on theatrical and production makeup need more advanced classes in courses like aging techniques and the use of prosthetics.


Makeup Artist Salaries

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics nationwide salaries 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

These figures do not include tips, which average 15 to 20 percent of the cost of the service. In addition, makeup artists working at cosmetics counters/stores normally receive a base salary plus commissions for products sold.

Makeup Artist Salaries in Different Ohio Cities

The following table of annual salaries statewide and in different cities is taken from a website that collects an aggregate of available jobs.

  • Statewide – $34,000
  • Akron – $32,000
  • Canton – $35,000
  • Cincinnati – $33,000
  • Cleveland – 32,000
  • Columbus – $34,000
  • Defiance – $35,000
  • Lima – $39,000
  • Lorain – $33,000
  • Put-in-Bay – $30,000
  • Sandusky – $30,000
  • Steubenville – $29,000
  • Toledo – $31,000
  • Youngstown – $34,000