Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

39-5091 Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance

Apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,610 9.5 % $29.25 $60,830 5.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.03 $12.20 $21.30 $42.70 $55.30
Annual Wage (2) $18,780 $25,370 $44,310 $88,820 $115,030


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,430 0.38 $37.57 $78,150
Personal Care Services 480 0.07 $12.55 $26,110
Performing Arts Companies 160 0.13 $28.07 $58,380
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 100 0.01 $28.87 $60,060
Radio and Television Broadcasting 90 0.04 (8) (8)

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,430 0.38 $37.57 $78,150
Performing Arts Companies 160 0.13 $28.07 $58,380
Personal Care Services 480 0.07 $12.55 $26,110
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 50 0.04 $17.07 $35,510
Radio and Television Broadcasting 90 0.04 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,430 0.38 $37.57 $78,150
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 100 0.01 $28.87 $60,060
Performing Arts Companies 160 0.13 $28.07 $58,380
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 50 0.04 $17.07 $35,510
Traveler Accommodation 30 (7) $13.98 $29,090


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,040 0.07 3.55 $34.28 $71,310
New York 440 0.05 2.57 $41.12 $85,530
Texas 140 0.01 0.66 $19.81 $41,210
Florida 130 0.02 0.89 $17.57 $36,550
Georgia 80 0.02 0.99 $24.42 $50,790




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,040 0.07 3.55 $34.28 $71,310
New York 440 0.05 2.57 $41.12 $85,530
Nevada 40 0.03 1.60 $21.32 $44,340
Georgia 80 0.02 0.99 $24.42 $50,790
Florida 130 0.02 0.89 $17.57 $36,550




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 440 0.05 2.57 $41.12 $85,530
California 1,040 0.07 3.55 $34.28 $71,310
Georgia 80 0.02 0.99 $24.42 $50,790
Nevada 40 0.03 1.60 $21.32 $44,340
Texas 140 0.01 0.66 $19.81 $41,210





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 940 0.23 11.94 $35.39 $73,610
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 430 0.08 4.10 $40.44 $84,110
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 40 0.04 2.18 $21.32 $44,340




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 940 0.23 11.94 $35.39 $73,610
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 430 0.08 4.10 $40.44 $84,110
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 40 0.04 2.18 $21.32 $44,340




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 430 0.08 4.10 $40.44 $84,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 940 0.23 11.94 $35.39 $73,610
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 40 0.04 2.18 $21.32 $44,340
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (8) (8) (8) $19.35 $40,260


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015