Average Makeup Artist Salary in Vietnam for 2024

In this article, we will look at the average Makeup Artist salary for 2024 in Vietnam 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 Vietnamese đồng. To keep things simple, we are using the VND currency code instead of the currency symbol ₫.

How Much Does a Makeup Artist Make in Vietnam?

A Makeup Artist working in Vietnam will typically earn around 122,398,700 VND per year, and this can range from the lowest average salary of about 62,519,300 VND to the highest average salary of 188,401,800 VND.

Average Annual Salary
122,398,700 VND
Average Monthly Salary
10,199,891 VND

Lowest Annual Salary
62,519,300 VND
Lowest Monthly Salary
5,209,941 VND

Highest Annual Salary
188,401,800 VND
Highest Monthly Salary
15,700,150 VND

These are average salaries for a Makeup Artist in Vietnam 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 Vietnam

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

Salary ranges

We already know that a Makeup Artist can earn between 62,519,300 VND and 188,401,800 VND on average in Vietnam. 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 Vietnam is 119,998,200 VND. This is the middle value in the distribution of salaries.

What this means is that approximately 50% of the population earn less than 119,998,200 VND, and 50% of the population earn more than 119,998,200 VND.

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 Vietnam, 25% of the population are earning less than 82,080,500 VND while 75% of the population earn more than 82,080,500 VND.

75% of the population earn less than 151,201,000 VND, and 25% of the population earn more than 151,201,000 VND.

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 Vietnam

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 Vietnam that has less than two years of experience can expect to earn somewhere in the region of 70,079,900 VND.
  • 2 - 5 Years Experience. With two to five years of experience the average Makeup Artist salary would increase to 91,439,200 VND.
  • 5 - 10 Years Experience. From five to ten years of experience as a Makeup Artist, the average salary would be 128,400,500 VND.
  • 10 - 15 Years Experience. Once you have more than ten years of experience the average salary reaches around 153,600,700 VND.
  • 15 - 20 Years Experience. A Makeup Artist with 15 to 20 years of experience can earn an average of 166,799,600 VND.
  • 20+ Years Experience. For a Makeup Artist with more than 20 years, the expected average salary increases to 180,000,500 VND.

Average Salary by Experience Chart

0-2 Years
70,079,900 VND
2-5 Years +31%
91,439,200 VND
5-10 Years +40%
128,400,500 VND
10-15 Years +20%
153,600,700 VND
15-20 Years +9%
166,799,600 VND
20+ Years +8%
180,000,500 VND

Makeup Artist Salary by Education Level in Vietnam

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 Vietnam 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 Vietnam with a high school education can earn an average salary of 80,158,500 VND.

  • Certificate or Diploma. A Makeup Artist in Vietnam with a certificate or diploma education can earn an average salary of 117,959,400 VND.

  • Bachelor's Degree. A Makeup Artist in Vietnam with a bachelor's degree education can earn an average salary of 181,199,700 VND.

Average Salary by Education Chart

High School
80,158,500 VND
Certificate or Diploma +47%
117,959,400 VND
Bachelor's Degree +53%
181,199,700 VND

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 Vietnam is around 86,100,000 to 258,000,000 VND 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 Vietnam, a male makeup artist will earn an average of 115,319,700 VND, while a female makeup artist will earn around 130,799,600 VND.

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 Vietnam

Male
115,319,700 VND
Female +12%
130,799,600 VND

Makeup Artist Average Pay Raise in Vietnam

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 Vietnam is around 12% every 16 months.

The national average pay raise across all professions and industries in Vietnam is around 9% every 17 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 = ( 12 ÷ 16 ) × 12  = 9%

What this means is that a Makeup Artist in Vietnam can expect to receive an average pay raise of around 9% every 12 months.

Annual Pay Raise by Industry in Vietnam for 2024

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

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

Banking
2%
Energy
4%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
8%
Travel
1%
Construction
3%
Education
5%

Makeup Artist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Vietnam

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 27% of employees reporting at least one bonus in the last 12 months.

73% 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
27%
No Bonus
73%

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 Vietnam earn approximately 9% more than private sector employees in the same role.

Public Sector
213,601,200 VND
Private Sector -9%
196,799,500 VND

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 Vietnam.

Job Title Category Salary
3D Artist Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 184,799,000 VND
3D Designer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 183,600,500 VND
3D Generalist Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 156,000,100 VND
3D Visualization Specialist Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 181,199,700 VND
Acrobatic Rigger Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 125,999,700 VND
Actor Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 248,398,700 VND
Art Administrator Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 194,398,100 VND
Art Director Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 255,600,300 VND
Art Lead Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 239,998,500 VND
Associate Media Director Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 217,198,400 VND
Associate Producer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 259,198,700 VND
Broadcast and Sound Engineer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 167,999,600 VND
Broadcast Associate Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 130,799,600 VND
Broadcast News Analyst Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 190,800,100 VND
Broadcast Technician Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 111,961,900 VND
Broadcasting Journalist Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 236,398,300 VND
Broadcasting Presenter Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 252,000,400 VND
Camera Equipment Repairer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 135,600,300 VND
Camera Operator Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 123,599,800 VND
Cartoonist / Animator Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 180,000,500 VND
CAS Engineer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 201,598,500 VND
Censorship Executive Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 218,400,400 VND
Choreographer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 160,800,900 VND
Colorist Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 97,800,200 VND
Communications Manager Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 289,201,100 VND
Correspondent Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 219,601,200 VND
Dance Director Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 181,199,700 VND
Dancer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 166,799,600 VND
Director of Photography Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 195,600,300 VND
Disc Jockey Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 129,601,700 VND
Editorial Assistant Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 110,040,100 VND
Events Manager Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 188,401,800 VND
Graphic Designer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 129,601,700 VND
Illustrator Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 146,401,200 VND
Industrial Designer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 123,599,800 VND
Instructional Designer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 124,799,100 VND
Journalist Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 237,598,200 VND
Media Design Manager Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 338,398,500 VND
Media Equipment Operator Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 103,681,100 VND
Media Operations Manager Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 256,799,900 VND
Media Planner Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 181,199,700 VND
Media Producer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 231,599,000 VND
Media Product Development Manager Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 325,200,300 VND
Media Production Manager Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 328,800,600 VND
Media Program Director Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 346,799,400 VND
Media Relation Executive Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 344,398,900 VND
Media Relations Manager Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 339,598,100 VND
Media Sales Manager Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 353,999,500 VND
Movement and Dance Coordinator Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 191,999,600 VND
Multimedia Coordinator Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 135,600,300 VND
Multimedia Designer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 127,201,600 VND
Music Consultant Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 174,000,900 VND
Musician Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 142,799,100 VND
News Associate Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 167,999,600 VND
News Reporter Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 230,401,100 VND
Post Production Assistant Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 110,040,100 VND
Producer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 302,399,700 VND
Product Designer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 133,198,700 VND
Product Planner Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 164,398,100 VND
Production Artist Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 167,999,600 VND
Production Assistant Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 119,640,400 VND
Production Director Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 285,599,300 VND
Production Technician Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 110,280,700 VND
Program Researcher Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 214,799,400 VND
Promotion Coordinator Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 162,000,100 VND
Sound Engineer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 159,601,400 VND
Sound Engineering Technician Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 96,838,800 VND
Stage Technician Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 102,359,100 VND
Sub Editor Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 116,400,500 VND
Television Executive Producer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 359,999,900 VND
Transmission Engineer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 174,000,900 VND
Video Editor Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 146,401,200 VND
Video Producer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 190,800,100 VND
Videographer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 163,201,300 VND
Visual Designer Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 167,999,600 VND

Salary Comparison by City

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

City Average Salary
Da Nang 125,999,700 VND
Ha Noi 128,400,500 VND
Hai Phong 114,241,500 VND
Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh 144,001,700 VND

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