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Craft Artists Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for craft artists in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of craft artists amongst California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Craft Artists in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,470
25th Percentile Wage
$32,010
50th Percentile Wage
$48,330
75th Percentile Wage
$66,640
90th Percentile Wage
$85,970

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for craft artists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $85,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,470.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.76
25th Percentile Wage
$15.39
50th Percentile Wage
$23.24
75th Percentile Wage
$32.04
90th Percentile Wage
$41.33

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for craft artists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $41.33. The median hourly salary is $23.24. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.76.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of craft artists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201648,33011.24%-20.84%
201542,900-15.10%-
201449,380-8.16%-
201353,410-9.34%-
201258,400--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Craft Artists in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of craft artists in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of craft artists in state of California ranges from $29,670 to $67,620. The highest paying area for craft artists in California is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana with a median annual salary of $67,620. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale (mean annual salary $55,410). The lowest paying area is San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos with a median annual salary of $29,670.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$67,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$55,410
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$50,430
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$46,380
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$44,270
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$29,670


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