Craft Artists Salary Information

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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Craft Artists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,520
25th Percentile Wage
$24,370
50th Percentile Wage
$33,440
75th Percentile Wage
$47,750
90th Percentile Wage
$65,080

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 $65,080. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $33,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,520. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 233% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
201633,4408.13%11.48%
201530,720-1.17%-
201431,0802.19%-
201330,4002.63%-
201229,600--

Table 2. Craft Artists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of craft artists in 8 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 educational services sector with an annual salary $42,680. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $23,420).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$42,680
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$40,180
Federal, State, and Local Government
$35,730
Manufacturing
$34,440
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$31,960
Retail Trade
$27,830
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$26,960
Wholesale Trade
$23,420

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Craft Artists by States

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 $23,060 to $49,330. The highest paying state for craft artists is Georgia with a median annual salary of $49,330. The lowest paying state is Montana with a median annual salary of $23,060. For more salary information of craft artists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Georgia
$49,330
Minnesota
$48,340
California
$48,330
New York
$45,570
Washington
$44,180
Illinois
$42,980
Pennsylvania
$41,680
New Jersey
$41,070
Utah
$40,160
Alaska
$37,050
Nebraska
$36,490
Kentucky
$35,230
North Carolina
$34,390
Michigan
$34,200
Indiana
$32,810
Alabama
$32,660
Tennessee
$32,310
Texas
$32,040
Kansas
$31,420
Iowa
$31,190
Nevada
$29,950
Massachusetts
$29,740
Colorado
$29,590
Connecticut
$29,400
Florida
$29,190
New Mexico
$28,500
Maine
$27,620
Virginia
$27,340
Missouri
$26,770
Arizona
$26,560
Ohio
$26,280
Mississippi
$25,790
Wisconsin
$25,110
Wyoming
$24,740
South Dakota
$24,540
Montana
$23,060


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