The salary statistics of craft artists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of craft artists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The craft artists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$20,300|
|25th Percentile Wage||$25,740|
|50th Percentile Wage||$34,940|
|75th Percentile Wage||$50,360|
|90th Percentile Wage||$71,650|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for craft artists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) craft artists is $71,650. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $34,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,300. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 252% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of craft artists from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of craft artists in 11 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for craft artists occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $59,800. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $23,290).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
From the above tables we note that not only craft artists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of craft artists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,130 to $64,120. The highest paying state for craft artists is Illinois with a median annual salary of $64,120. The lowest paying state is North Dakota with a median annual salary of $19,130. For more salary information of craft artists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|North Dakota|| |