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Makeup Artist Salaries in Vermont

According to the Vermont Department of Labor, the following physical and personal traits and skills are needed to have a successful career as a makeup artist.

  • Steady arms and hands
  • Manual and finger dexterity
  • Excellent near vision
  • Good visual color discrimination
  • Clear oral expression
  • Good time management
  • Active listening
  • Good judgment
  • Socially perceptiveness
  • Decision making ability


Makeup Artist Salaries in Vermont

Theatrical and production makeup artists apply makeup to performers to reflect their roles in movies, live theater, TV or production companies. Personal appearance makeup artists work at cosmetics stores/counters, spas, salons, bridal boutiques or modeling agencies or to prepare individuals for special events. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) lists annual salaries and hourly wages for both career avenues as follows:

Yearly Salary

Theatrical
Mean Annual Salary
$66330
50th Percentile (Median)
$47210
75th Percentile
$97350
90th Percentile Salary
$121910

Hourly Wage

Theatrical
Mean Hourly Wage
$31.89
50th Percentile (Median)
$22.70
75th Percentile
$46.81
90th Percentile Wage
$58.61

Vermont salaries compare very favorably to national averages. The Green Mountain State’s minimum wage of $8.73 (national/$7.25) is being raised to $9.15 in 2015.

Vermont Department of Labor wage estimates for “Personal Care Worker” are:

Annual Salary
Mean
$25190
50th Percentile
$25810
75th Percentile
$28420
90th Percentile
$29990

Websites that show averages of salaries for working theatrical makeup artists in various Vermont cities show the following annual salaries:

  • Entry-level – $36,067 to $64,233
  • Average – $43,796 to $77,997
  • Top – $51,525 to $91,761

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