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Makeup Artist hourly salaries in Canada at MAC Cosmetics

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Average salary
$17.39 per hour
Below national average
Average $17.39
Low $10.15
High $26.10

Salary estimated from 5 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months.

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Low salary, low hours, no room for advancement

It's a job if you're a makeup artist and in need of an extra paycheck. There is no real management support, youre just a sales number. The favoritism is ridiculous, not to mention gossip and bullying. Their favor and your sales is what will get you to move up, even if you work hard and are an amazing makeup artist. The hours are ridiculously cut where you sometimes get 8-14 hour shift weeks. Its never consistent with hours unless you are a "part- time or full-time" permanent artist. There are rarely any full time opportunities and even if you are "full time" hours are cut down to 25-29.5 hours.. (.5 a literal joke). You can have a degree and often it's overlooked, they will still pay you low and you get no benefit out of it unless your sales are good. It's an okay job if you want to learn makeup application and interpersonal connection with customers, but you won't make enough to live.


Makeup knowledge, Customer Service


Low pay, no benefits, lack of support
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Not the same

I had worked for MAC for a few years, I had stopped and came back a couple times. Early 2000’s the pay was good and swag was awesome, then as the years went by you got less and less. You were no longer employed as full time but on call. No benefits no swag. Maximum 4 hour shifts.


Changed to save money, even their culture
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Hands on Makeup Application but Huge focus on SALES

MAC has more training than other makeup retail places I know. However, the sales goal is competitive and could cause some disagreement and competition among artists. Some managers play favourites, micromanage, and could be unprofessional at times.


Makeup Samples, 30% discount for part timers, Hands on makeup application (not anymore due to the pandemic), cool coworkers


no work life balance, no benefits for part timers, discount for part timers is only 30% and for full timers is 60%, difficult to get full time/contract position, competition among coworkers, unprofessional managers
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How much does a Makeup Artist make at MAC Cosmetics in Canada?

Average MAC Cosmetics Makeup Artist hourly pay in Canada is approximately $17.39, which is 23% below the national average.

Salary information comes from 11 data points collected directly from employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months.

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