Average Makeup Artist Salary in Aruba for 2024

In this article, we will look at the average Makeup Artist salary for 2024 in Aruba and how that compares to other countries and professions. We'll also look at interesting salary data points like median salary, 25th and 75th percentile salaries, salary amounts based on experience, bonus ranges and more!

The data in this article has been compiled using official government salary data, salary surveys, and other sources such as job postings which contain salary information.

All salary information is in the local currency, which is the Aruban florin. To keep things simple, we are using the AWG currency code instead of the currency symbol ฦ’.

How Much Does a Makeup Artist Make in Aruba?

A Makeup Artist working in Aruba will typically earn around 16,720 AWG per year, and this can range from the lowest average salary of about 8,780 AWG to the highest average salary of 25,720 AWG.

Average Annual Salary
16,720 AWG
Average Monthly Salary
1,393 AWG

Lowest Annual Salary
8,780 AWG
Lowest Monthly Salary
731 AWG

Highest Annual Salary
25,720 AWG
Highest Monthly Salary
2,143 AWG

These are average salaries for a Makeup Artist in Aruba and include benefits such as housing and transport. It's also possible for a Makeup Artist to earn more or less than the average salaries shown above.

Makeup Artist salaries will vary a lot based on your experience, location, skills, and gender. Keep reading below to research more data on each of these areas.

Distribution of Makeup Artist Salaries in Aruba

So we've looked at the average salaries a Makeup Artist will earn in Aruba. The next interesting data point is the distribution of salaries.

Salary ranges

We already know that a Makeup Artist can earn between 8,780 AWG and 25,720 AWG on average in Aruba. This is known as the range in statistics.

The difference between the maximum and minimum values is a good indicator of variability in salaries, and can be used by employers to figure out how much they can expect to pay, and for employees to know how much they can earn.

Median salary

The median salary for a Makeup Artist in Aruba is 18,780 AWG. This is the middle value in the distribution of salaries.

What this means is that approximately 50% of the population earn less than 18,780 AWG, and 50% of the population earn more than 18,780 AWG.

If you are earning more than the median salary, that's a good indicator that you are being paid well.

If you're not earning more than the median salary, your objective should be to increase your earnings to be at least as high as the median salary (which you can do by asking for a pay rise, looking for a better paying job, etc).

Percentiles

Percentiles are similar to the median salary, but instead of looking at the middle value, they look at the values in the top and bottom half of the distribution.

For the average Makeup Artist salary in Aruba, 25% of the population are earning less than 12,520 AWG while 75% of the population earn more than 12,520 AWG.

75% of the population earn less than 22,420 AWG, and 25% of the population earn more than 22,420 AWG.

Like the median salary, the 25th and 75th percentile salaries can be used to determine which quartile you fall into so that you know whether you are being paid well enough compared to others in your profession and location.

The difference between a median and an average salary

The median and average salary are both indicators you can use to see if you are being paid fairly based on the overall population.

  • If your salary is higher than the average and the median salary, you are earning well compared to others.
  • If your salary is lower than the average and the median salary, it could indicate you are not being paid well enough.
  • If you are somewhere in between then it's tricky to determine if you are being paid well enough and you might need to research more closely.

Makeup Artist Salary by Experience Level in Aruba

The most important factor in determining your salary after the specific profession is the number of years experience you have. It stands to reason that more years of experience will result in a higher wage.

We have researched the average makeup artist salary based on years of experience to give you an idea of how the average changes once you've worked for a certain amount of time.

  • 0 - 2 Years Experience. A Makeup Artist in Aruba that has less than two years of experience can expect to earn somewhere in the region of 9,140 AWG.
  • 2 - 5 Years Experience. With two to five years of experience the average Makeup Artist salary would increase to 12,120 AWG.
  • 5 - 10 Years Experience. From five to ten years of experience as a Makeup Artist, the average salary would be 15,920 AWG.
  • 10 - 15 Years Experience. Once you have more than ten years of experience the average salary reaches around 23,520 AWG.
  • 15 - 20 Years Experience. A Makeup Artist with 15 to 20 years of experience can earn an average of 22,660 AWG.
  • 20+ Years Experience. For a Makeup Artist with more than 20 years, the expected average salary increases to 26,020 AWG.

Average Salary by Experience Chart

0-2 Years
9,140 AWG
2-5 Years +28%
12,120 AWG
5-10 Years +38%
15,920 AWG
10-15 Years +24%
23,520 AWG
15-20 Years +7%
22,660 AWG
20+ Years +7%
26,020 AWG

Makeup Artist Salary by Education Level in Aruba

As well as experience in a job, your education plays a big role in how much you can earn. A lot of higher paying positions require a high level of education, but how much can a degree increase your salary?

In our research we have compared the salaries of employees in the same job and career level with different levels of education to see how much more you can earn at each education level.

The salary you can earn based on your education is very specific to both your location and the career path you choose.

In our research, we looked at the average salary for a Makeup Artist in Aruba based on the education level of the employees in order to find out whether a better education level would increase your salary.

  • High School. A Makeup Artist in Aruba with a high school education can earn an average salary of 12,120 AWG.

  • Certificate or Diploma. A Makeup Artist in Aruba with a certificate or diploma education can earn an average salary of 19,220 AWG.

  • Bachelor's Degree. A Makeup Artist in Aruba with a bachelor's degree education can earn an average salary of 25,680 AWG.

Average Salary by Education Chart

High School
12,120 AWG
Certificate or Diploma +43%
19,220 AWG
Bachelor's Degree +38%
25,680 AWG

How Much is a Master's Degree or MBA Program?

The approximate cost of a master's degree or post-graduate program like an MBA in Aruba is around 11,300 to 33,900 AWG and takes two years to complete.

As you can see above, there are financial benefits from reaching master's degree level, but don't expect to see much of a salary increase until you have completed the degree.

It's common for people to pursue an MBA or other post-graduate program in order to switch to a a job that pays more. On average, you can expect to earn around 10% more when switching to a new company.

Whether you decide to pursue a master's degree depends on many factors. If you are able to afford it, the numbers suggest that the return on investment is worth it and you could recover the costs in a few years from the salary increase you would receive.

Makeup Artist Salary Compared by Gender

In the modern age, we know that there should never be a pay gap between men and women. Unfortunately, in many professions, there is still a significant difference between the salaries earned by men when compared to the salary of women in the same job.

In Aruba, a male makeup artist will earn an average of 14,140 AWG, while a female makeup artist will earn around 17,860 AWG.

This means that a male makeup artist earns approximately 21% less than a female makeup artist for performing the same job.

Average Salary by Gender Chart in Aruba

Male
14,140 AWG
Female +21%
17,860 AWG

Makeup Artist Average Pay Raise in Aruba

In many countries, an annual pay raise is often given to employees to reward their service with a salary increase.

From our research, we can see that the average pay raise for a Makeup Artist in Aruba is around 8% every 27 months.

The national average pay raise across all professions and industries in Aruba is around 5% every 28 months.

In this case, we can see that the number of months between the average pay raise is higher than the typical 12 months.

To make the data more meaningful, we can calculate what the approximate annual pay raise would be using a simple formula:

Annual Increase = ( Increase Rate ÷ Months ) × 12

So for this example, it would be:

Annual Increase = ( 8 ÷ 27 ) × 12  = 4%

What this means is that a Makeup Artist in Aruba can expect to receive an average pay raise of around 4% every 12 months.

Annual Pay Raise by Industry in Aruba for 2024

In the chart below, you can see the average annual pay raise percentages for each of the major industries in Aruba.

You will see that companies in bigger and more lucrative industries tend to have the higher annual pay raises.

Banking
3%
Energy
6%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
3%
Travel
6%
Construction
9%
Education
3%

Makeup Artist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Aruba

Another part of your overall compensation in a job is how much bonus you receive. Some job roles will be more likely to pay a bonus than others and also more likely to have higher bonus rates.

Generally speaking, jobs that are more involved with direct revenue generation will receive higher bonuses based on the performance towards revenue goals.

A Makeup Artist is a low bonus based job, with 12% of employees reporting at least one bonus in the last 12 months.

88% reported that they had not received any bonuses in the previous 12 months.

For the employees that did receive a bonus in the previous 12 months, the reported bonuses ranged from 0% to 4%.

Received Bonus
12%
No Bonus
88%

What are the Types of Bonus?

There are a number of difference types of bonus you can receive in a job. Including:

  • Individual performance bonus - This is a bonus that is awarded to an individual employee for general performance in the job. It's the most common type of bonus.
  • Company performance bonus - This is a bonus that is awarded to a company employees to share profit with the staff.
  • Goal based bonus - This is a bonus that is awarded to an individual employee (or a team) for achieving specific goals, objectives, or milestones.
  • Holiday bonus - This type of bonus is usually paid around the holidays, often the end of the year, and is a token of appreciation for the hard work throughout the year.

Government vs Private Sector Salaries

Another commonly asked question is whether you get paid a higher salary working in the public (government) sector or the private sector.

Public sector employees in Aruba earn approximately 14% more than private sector employees in the same role.

Public Sector
27,480 AWG
Private Sector -14%
24,200 AWG

Salaries for Jobs Similar to a Makeup Artist

In the table below, we have salary information for jobs that are similar to a Makeup Artist in Aruba.

Job Title Category Salary
3D Artist Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 24,860 AWG
3D Designer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 25,220 AWG
3D Generalist Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 19,380 AWG
3D Visualization Specialist Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 23,360 AWG
Acrobatic Rigger Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 17,620 AWG
Actor Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 30,700 AWG
Art Administrator Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 27,300 AWG
Art Director Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 31,520 AWG
Art Lead Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 34,080 AWG
Associate Media Director Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 27,480 AWG
Associate Producer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 36,800 AWG
Broadcast and Sound Engineer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 22,660 AWG
Broadcast Associate Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 15,920 AWG
Broadcast News Analyst Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 25,680 AWG
Broadcast Technician Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 17,260 AWG
Broadcasting Journalist Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 31,400 AWG
Broadcasting Presenter Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 32,960 AWG
Camera Equipment Repairer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 17,560 AWG
Camera Operator Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 16,400 AWG
Cartoonist / Animator Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 23,140 AWG
CAS Engineer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 29,040 AWG
Censorship Executive Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 29,840 AWG
Choreographer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 23,380 AWG
Colorist Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 13,900 AWG
Communications Manager Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 38,060 AWG
Correspondent Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 28,660 AWG
Dance Director Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 27,040 AWG
Dancer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 23,500 AWG
Director of Photography Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 26,080 AWG
Disc Jockey Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 16,340 AWG
Editorial Assistant Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 15,880 AWG
Events Manager Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 25,720 AWG
Graphic Designer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 16,140 AWG
Illustrator Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 19,860 AWG
Industrial Designer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 16,340 AWG
Instructional Designer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 18,260 AWG
Journalist Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 31,040 AWG
Media Design Manager Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 46,980 AWG
Media Equipment Operator Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 12,620 AWG
Media Operations Manager Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 32,420 AWG
Media Planner Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 24,280 AWG
Media Producer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 33,440 AWG
Media Product Development Manager Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 43,340 AWG
Media Production Manager Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 44,140 AWG
Media Program Director Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 49,820 AWG
Media Relation Executive Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 48,920 AWG
Media Relations Manager Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 45,260 AWG
Media Sales Manager Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 45,580 AWG
Movement and Dance Coordinator Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 23,700 AWG
Multimedia Coordinator Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 16,980 AWG
Multimedia Designer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 16,720 AWG
Music Consultant Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 23,140 AWG
Musician Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 19,020 AWG
News Associate Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 22,540 AWG
News Reporter Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 32,020 AWG
Post Production Assistant Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 14,140 AWG
Producer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 40,640 AWG
Product Designer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 15,920 AWG
Product Planner Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 24,280 AWG
Production Artist Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 23,660 AWG
Production Assistant Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 15,580 AWG
Production Director Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 37,620 AWG
Production Technician Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 13,100 AWG
Program Researcher Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 26,660 AWG
Promotion Coordinator Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 20,000 AWG
Sound Engineer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 21,300 AWG
Sound Engineering Technician Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 14,540 AWG
Stage Technician Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 12,240 AWG
Sub Editor Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 14,140 AWG
Television Executive Producer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 47,720 AWG
Transmission Engineer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 24,280 AWG
Video Editor Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 18,280 AWG
Video Producer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 27,020 AWG
Videographer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 24,820 AWG
Visual Designer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 23,140 AWG

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