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Tattoo artist salary in New York, NY

How much does a Tattoo Artist make in New York, NY?

Average base salary

above national average
Average $93,081
Low $39,729
High $218,082

The average salary for a tattoo artist is $93,081 per year in New York, NY. 2 salaries reported, updated at September 28, 2022

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Top companies for Tattoo Artists in New York, NY

  1. Tattoo shop
    24 reviews13 salaries reported
    $102,239per year
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Highest paying cities for Tattoo Artists near New York, NY

  1. Boston, MA
    $93,929 per year
    7 salaries reported
  2. Miami, FL
    $85,846 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. San Diego, CA
    $69,932 per year
    5 salaries reported
  1. Glendale, AZ
    $66,291 per year
    12 salaries reported
  2. Las Vegas, NV
    $60,000 per year
    8 salaries reported
  3. Seattle, WA
    $57,066 per year
    5 salaries reported
  1. Bronx, NY
    $56,961 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $56,223 per year
    10 salaries reported
  3. Newark, NJ
    $56,206 per year
    6 salaries reported
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Where can a Tattoo Artist earn more?

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Salary satisfaction

Based on 125 ratings

54% of Tattoo Artists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in New York, NY?


1,954 job openings

Average $30.76 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Tattoo Artist

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a tattoo artist?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a tattoo artist, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

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Is tattooing hard to learn to be a tattoo artist?

From an artistic standpoint, tattooing takes years of practice to really perfect, and the field is currently very competitive. The best thing you can do is to apprentice with a master tattoo artist in order to learn from them. It also helps to spend free time brainstorming ideas and creating new tattoo designs.

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How much do similar professions to a tattoo artist get paid?

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