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Craft Artists Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of craft artists in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare craft artists salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Craft Artists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,310
25th Percentile Wage
$24,310
50th Percentile Wage
$34,130
75th Percentile Wage
$48,690
90th Percentile Wage
$68,880

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for craft artists in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) craft artists is $68,880. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $34,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid craft artists is $19,310.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of craft artists in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$34,130
6.36% 5.60%
2016
$31,960
1.06% -
2015
$31,620
-1.55% -
2014
$32,110
-5.36% -
2013
$33,830
4.76% -
2012
$32,220
- -

Compare Craft Artists Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of craft artists in ten industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for craft artists occupations is the amusement parks and arcades industry with an annual salary $46,320. The lowest paying industry is the other amusement and recreation industries industry (annual salary $18,210). For detailed craft artists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$46,320
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$41,830
Performing Arts Companies
$41,750
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$40,210
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$37,700
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$37,700
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$34,470
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
$32,760
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$25,830
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$18,210

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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