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scrymnstr
08-25-2009, 06:46 PM
I have been out of the industry for quite some time.( Focusing on the ever growing body art field.) I received an offer the other day from a haunt to do some work as a make-up artist. I was wondering what the going rates are currently. Per hour?? Per Diem ?? I want to make sure I get a fair offer.
Thanks

Allen H
08-25-2009, 07:45 PM
The bottom line is what do you think you are worth and they can afford, this could be $10/hour or it could be $50/hour. Do you have to do 50 make ups in an hour, or is it ten make ups in three hours. The cheaper you are the more work you get. If its a hobby then dont charge to much, If it is your living then charge what you need to.
Allen H

scrymnstr
08-25-2009, 08:12 PM
So what your saying is charge what I think they can afford. It's an amusement park and I'm afraid they may try to low ball me.

Allen H
08-26-2009, 12:05 AM
An amusement park huh, well then just make sure they pay you promptly, I waited a year and a half for a check from six flags (took a Lawyer letter to get it). Charge to your skill level, you are a tradesman just like a carpenter so look at those for scale are you a journeyman, apprentice, or master and charge accordingly. I did not say charge what they can afford, i said charge what you are worth. Morally there is a difference.
Good luck with it,
Allen H

scrymnstr
08-26-2009, 11:13 AM
An amusement park huh, well then just make sure they pay you promptly, I waited a year and a half for a check from six flags (took a Lawyer letter to get it). Charge to your skill level, you are a tradesman just like a carpenter so look at those for scale are you a journeyman, apprentice, or master and charge accordingly. I did not say charge what they can afford, i said charge what you are worth. Morally there is a difference.
Good luck with it,
Allen H
True , I guess I'll wait and see what they offer me. Then I'll decide if it is worth my time. Make-up artist auditions are monday so I'll know then what my answer is. As far as pay goes , I know a few people who have worked for them in the past and had no issues, but thanks for the heads up.