Average Makeup Artist Salary in Ethiopia for 2024

In this article, we will look at the average Makeup Artist salary for 2024 in Ethiopia 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 Ethiopian birr. To keep things simple, we are using the ETB currency code instead of the currency symbol Br.

How Much Does a Makeup Artist Make in Ethiopia?

A Makeup Artist working in Ethiopia will typically earn around 62,460 ETB per year, and this can range from the lowest average salary of about 31,040 ETB to the highest average salary of 96,600 ETB.

Average Annual Salary
62,460 ETB
Average Monthly Salary
5,205 ETB

Lowest Annual Salary
31,040 ETB
Lowest Monthly Salary
2,586 ETB

Highest Annual Salary
96,600 ETB
Highest Monthly Salary
8,050 ETB

These are average salaries for a Makeup Artist in Ethiopia 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 Ethiopia

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

Salary ranges

We already know that a Makeup Artist can earn between 31,040 ETB and 96,600 ETB on average in Ethiopia. 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 Ethiopia is 58,440 ETB. This is the middle value in the distribution of salaries.

What this means is that approximately 50% of the population earn less than 58,440 ETB, and 50% of the population earn more than 58,440 ETB.

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 Ethiopia, 25% of the population are earning less than 41,560 ETB while 75% of the population earn more than 41,560 ETB.

75% of the population earn less than 75,500 ETB, and 25% of the population earn more than 75,500 ETB.

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 Ethiopia

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 Ethiopia that has less than two years of experience can expect to earn somewhere in the region of 36,580 ETB.
  • 2 - 5 Years Experience. With two to five years of experience the average Makeup Artist salary would increase to 48,300 ETB.
  • 5 - 10 Years Experience. From five to ten years of experience as a Makeup Artist, the average salary would be 64,180 ETB.
  • 10 - 15 Years Experience. Once you have more than ten years of experience the average salary reaches around 77,340 ETB.
  • 15 - 20 Years Experience. A Makeup Artist with 15 to 20 years of experience can earn an average of 86,760 ETB.
  • 20+ Years Experience. For a Makeup Artist with more than 20 years, the expected average salary increases to 90,900 ETB.

Average Salary by Experience Chart

0-2 Years
36,580 ETB
2-5 Years +34%
48,300 ETB
5-10 Years +30%
64,180 ETB
10-15 Years +21%
77,340 ETB
15-20 Years +9%
86,760 ETB
20+ Years +5%
90,900 ETB

Makeup Artist Salary by Education Level in Ethiopia

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 Ethiopia 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 Ethiopia with a high school education can earn an average salary of 43,340 ETB.

  • Certificate or Diploma. A Makeup Artist in Ethiopia with a certificate or diploma education can earn an average salary of 63,320 ETB.

  • Bachelor's Degree. A Makeup Artist in Ethiopia with a bachelor's degree education can earn an average salary of 86,420 ETB.

Average Salary by Education Chart

High School
43,340 ETB
Certificate or Diploma +43%
63,320 ETB
Bachelor's Degree +38%
86,420 ETB

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 Ethiopia is around 44,500 to 133,000 ETB 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 Ethiopia, a male makeup artist will earn an average of 58,720 ETB, while a female makeup artist will earn around 67,020 ETB.

This means that a male makeup artist earns approximately 12% less than a female makeup artist for performing the same job.

Average Salary by Gender Chart in Ethiopia

Male
58,720 ETB
Female +12%
67,020 ETB

Makeup Artist Average Pay Raise in Ethiopia

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 Ethiopia is around 7% every 28 months.

The national average pay raise across all professions and industries in Ethiopia is around 4% every 29 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 = ( 7 ÷ 28 ) × 12  = 3%

What this means is that a Makeup Artist in Ethiopia can expect to receive an average pay raise of around 3% every 12 months.

Annual Pay Raise by Industry in Ethiopia for 2024

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

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

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

Makeup Artist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ethiopia

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 9% of employees reporting at least one bonus in the last 12 months.

91% 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 1% to 3%.

Received Bonus
9%
No Bonus
91%

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 Ethiopia earn approximately 15% more than private sector employees in the same role.

Public Sector
113,780 ETB
Private Sector -15%
99,080 ETB

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 Ethiopia.

Job Title Category Salary
3D Artist Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 91,320 ETB
3D Designer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 90,900 ETB
3D Generalist Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 76,280 ETB
3D Visualization Specialist Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 97,060 ETB
Acrobatic Rigger Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 60,600 ETB
Actor Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 125,700 ETB
Art Administrator Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 102,020 ETB
Art Director Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 119,900 ETB
Art Lead Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 115,400 ETB
Associate Media Director Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 108,340 ETB
Associate Producer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 136,100 ETB
Broadcast and Sound Engineer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 84,800 ETB
Broadcast Associate Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 66,840 ETB
Broadcast News Analyst Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 95,620 ETB
Broadcast Technician Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 56,880 ETB
Broadcasting Journalist Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 114,000 ETB
Broadcasting Presenter Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 125,100 ETB
Camera Equipment Repairer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 61,780 ETB
Camera Operator Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 56,460 ETB
Cartoonist / Animator Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 92,900 ETB
CAS Engineer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 97,060 ETB
Censorship Executive Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 111,700 ETB
Choreographer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 79,500 ETB
Colorist Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 48,640 ETB
Communications Manager Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 143,200 ETB
Correspondent Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 104,620 ETB
Dance Director Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 94,900 ETB
Dancer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 83,020 ETB
Director of Photography Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 102,160 ETB
Disc Jockey Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 62,420 ETB
Editorial Assistant Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 51,340 ETB
Events Manager Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 91,520 ETB
Graphic Designer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 64,920 ETB
Illustrator Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 69,260 ETB
Industrial Designer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 59,940 ETB
Instructional Designer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 60,180 ETB
Journalist Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 115,520 ETB
Media Design Manager Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 172,200 ETB
Media Equipment Operator Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 54,700 ETB
Media Operations Manager Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 127,700 ETB
Media Planner Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 92,880 ETB
Media Producer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 119,900 ETB
Media Product Development Manager Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 159,400 ETB
Media Production Manager Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 168,100 ETB
Media Program Director Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 183,600 ETB
Media Relation Executive Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 180,300 ETB
Media Relations Manager Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 168,100 ETB
Media Sales Manager Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 180,300 ETB
Movement and Dance Coordinator Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 102,460 ETB
Multimedia Coordinator Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 63,700 ETB
Multimedia Designer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 66,140 ETB
Music Consultant Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 90,980 ETB
Musician Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 68,360 ETB
News Associate Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 89,960 ETB
News Reporter Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 119,500 ETB
Post Production Assistant Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 61,400 ETB
Producer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 152,000 ETB
Product Designer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 65,940 ETB
Product Planner Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 83,760 ETB
Production Artist Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 83,100 ETB
Production Assistant Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 60,480 ETB
Production Director Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 128,900 ETB
Production Technician Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 57,320 ETB
Program Researcher Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 106,440 ETB
Promotion Coordinator Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 80,920 ETB
Sound Engineer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 85,460 ETB
Sound Engineering Technician Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 48,920 ETB
Stage Technician Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 50,240 ETB
Sub Editor Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 57,320 ETB
Television Executive Producer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 183,600 ETB
Transmission Engineer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 91,520 ETB
Video Editor Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 73,820 ETB
Video Producer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 90,660 ETB
Videographer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 83,400 ETB
Visual Designer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 93,140 ETB

Salary Comparison by City

If you want to compare salaries with different cities in Ethiopia, you can use the links below to explore the data for each specific city we have researched.

City Average Salary
Adis Abeba 69,400 ETB
Gonder 67,560 ETB
Mekele 57,900 ETB

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