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Highest Paying Industries for Craft Artists

The top 37 highest paying industries for craft artists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $44,270, colleges, universities, and professional schools is the highest paying industry for craft artists. It is followed by educational services industry (average annual salary $44,070). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of craft artists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 37 Highest Paying Industries for Craft Artists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$44,270
90
2 Educational Services
$44,070
90
3 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$42,320
70
4 Educational Services - Privately owned
$42,320
70
5 Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
$39,710
50
6 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$39,450
350
7 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$38,280
150
8 Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$36,920
180
9 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$36,670
550
10 Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$36,340
n/a
11 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$35,030
n/a
12 Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$34,630
250
13 Performing Arts Companies
$34,630
250
14 Information
$32,120
240
15 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$32,110
2,260
16 Motion Picture and Video Industries
$32,100
230
17 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$32,100
230
18 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$31,850
2,100
19 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$31,380
1,850
20 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$31,090
560
21 Specialized Design Services
$31,050
60
22 Administrative and Support Services
$31,030
50
23 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$31,030
50
24 Manufacturing
$30,460
890
25 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$30,200
40
26 Nonstore Retailers
$30,200
40
27 Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$28,510
350
28 Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores
$28,250
n/a
29 Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$26,430
360
30 Retail Trade
$26,040
540
31 Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$24,720
n/a
32 Wholesale Trade
$24,520
n/a
33 Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$24,050
180
34 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$24,050
180
35 Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
$21,400
n/a
36 Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$19,220
n/a
37 Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$19,220
n/a
See also: Highest paying cities for craft artists.