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Highest Paying States for Craft Artists

The highest paying states 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 of craft artists in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $64,120, Illinois is the highest paying state for craft artists. It is followed by Maryland (average annual salary $56,180). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of craft artists in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Craft Artists

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Illinois
$64,120
$25,710 180
2 Maryland
$56,180
$19,400 70
3 Minnesota
$55,330
$30,890 50
4 Hawaii
$53,070
$32,350 40
5 Georgia
$52,390
$17,470 190
6 New York
$48,820
$27,780 240
7 California
$46,860
$22,080 440
8 Washington
$46,820
$32,670 190
9 New Jersey
$44,650
$19,720 70
10 Pennsylvania
$41,680
$25,090 80
11 Massachusetts
$39,550
$24,560 80
12 Tennessee
$39,100
$19,030 180
13 Indiana
$38,780
$21,850 100
14 Utah
$38,460
$19,420 120
15 Nebraska
$37,170
$18,890 40
16 Alaska
$37,050
$18,830 40
17 Texas
$35,230
$19,320 520
18 Kentucky
$35,230
$31,540 40
19 Michigan
$34,480
$20,890 150
20 Vermont
$34,050
$26,500 60
21 Alabama
$33,820
$23,070 140
22 Kansas
$32,120
$26,550 40
23 North Carolina
$32,100
$18,710 50
24 Wisconsin
$31,850
$21,490 80
25 Iowa
$31,760
$22,580 40
26 Florida
$29,930
$20,660 250
27 Maine
$29,840
$19,620 40
28 Connecticut
$29,400
$19,340 50
29 New Mexico
$28,820
$18,810 70
30 Colorado
$28,300
$20,490 100
31 Idaho
$27,950
$21,080 40
32 Nevada
$27,420
$16,940 80
33 Arizona
$27,360
$20,810 160
34 Virginia
$27,340
$16,760 60
35 Missouri
$27,180
$19,270 100
36 Ohio
$27,070
$18,350 140
37 New Hampshire
$26,980
$17,080 40
38 Mississippi
$26,070
$20,600 40
39 South Dakota
$24,540
$19,900 40
40 Montana
$23,060
$17,130 30
41 Wyoming
$22,040
$16,560 50
42 Oklahoma
$21,170
$16,650 60
43 South Carolina
$19,570
$16,470 40
44 North Dakota
$19,130
$16,110 30

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of craft artists in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for craft artists, Top Paying Jobs in America.