What's a reasonable rate of pay

What's a reasonable rate of pay

9 posts
9 May 2010
mvl
Photographer
mvl
I always use make up artists and some are good others not so good, but thats how it goes. I use one regularly but when she is unavailable I cast for a MUA I get prices ranging from £75 to £400 per day. I know there is not a fixed rate of pay and experience etc are a factor.
I always pay travel expenses and make up costs on top of the day rate as I know these two items can seriously eat into the days wages. But there doesn't seem to be ay sort of logic to the quoted prices.
The type of work I mainly do is portrait and fashion, so I am not asking for super high vogue Make up artistry. I believe everyone should be paid for a job and not minimum wage (which says I would pay you less if I could get away with it).
What is a reasonable days pay for a 7 hour day? I don't want to rob or abuse newer MUAs but nor do I want to be taken advantage of either. ball park figures for newr MUAs and experienced MUAs would be helpful
Posted 9 May 2010
Secondskin
Make Up Artist
Secondskin
PM sent
Posted 9 May 2010
#7030a0;">It might be useful if some of our well-established MUAs were to give what they consider
to be a reasonable ball park rate for 2-hour, half-day and full day sessions with a qualified MUA
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for non-advertising / non-publication UK studio work with reasonable standard photographers.
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We won't hold you to this of course, but some type of benchmark figure is possibly needed to avoid timewasting.
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Posted 9 May 2010
Edited by Jacqui 9 May 2010
Secondskin
Make Up Artist
Secondskin
Already done
Posted 10 May 2010
leighmoore
Photographer
leighmoore
Any chance of making that info public? As a rough guide, nothing else...
Posted 19 May 2010
GarethC
Photographer
GarethC
I would be interested in finding this out too as I have a tfp comming up and was thinking of getting a mua

Posted 19 May 2010
MMM_WOW
Make Up Artist
MMM_WOW
BECTU reccomend a minimum of £260 per 10 hour day, this does not include travel or box fees.

Allthough mainly used in the film and TV industry its a good guide as to what a a fully qualified , industry (High) standard should be charging as a minimum.

So the recomended MINIMUM rate is £26 hour plus travel and kit fee


But it is a free economy and people will want to negotiate, and those with higher skill levels will demand more, this is NOT a rate for a newly qualified out of college youtube trained MUA, it is for someone that could work to the standards required in the TV and Film industry


John

Posted 19 May 2010
leighmoore
Photographer
leighmoore
MMM_WOW

BECTU reccomend a minimum of £260 per 10 hour day, this does not include travel or box fees. Allthough mainly used in the film and TV industry its a good guide as to what a a fully qualified , industry (High) standard should be charging as a minimum. So the recomended MINIMUM rate is £26 hour plus travel and kit fee But it is a free economy and people will want to negotiate, and those with higher skill levels will demand more, this is NOT a rate for a newly qualified out of college youtube trained MUA, it is for someone that could work to the standards required in the TV and Film industry John


Brilliant, thanks! emoticon

Posted 19 May 2010
Secondskin
Make Up Artist
Secondskin
Sorry, didnt see this post till now. John is spot on!!
Posted 20 May 2010
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