Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance

8.1/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $51.40 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 4% (Totally Safe)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Manual Dexterity
Finger Dexterity
Fine Arts
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness
very important
quite important
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance' job openings is expected to rise 37% by 2030
'Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance' was $106,920, or $51.40 hourly
'Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance' are paid 154.9% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 2,780 people employed as Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance.
This represents around 0.00% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

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

SOC Code: 39-5091.00

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azzy (Small chance) says
it would be hard and expensive to do this don't think its worth it :)
Feb 01, 2021 at 06:56 PM
Sein says
a job that requires a relationship with a person.
Makeup artists need emotion and thought.
Sep 02, 2020 at 03:36 AM
Charlie says
Make up is really skill-full.
Dec 03, 2019 at 09:56 AM
ZeniNab says
Automatic makeup, based on an initial setting
Apr 03, 2019 at 12:15 PM
Mark says
Maybe one day, but it's not quite there yet, as this quite funny article highlights :)
Apr 04, 2019 at 02:44 PM

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