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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Craft Artists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of craft artists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$34,940
4.29% 15.28%
2016
$33,440
8.13% -
2015
$30,720
-1.17% -
2014
$31,080
2.19% -
2013
$30,400
2.63% -
2012
$29,600
- -

Table 2. Craft Artists Salary by Industry Sector

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
$59,800
Information
$52,360
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$52,170
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$46,040
Educational Services
$41,090
Federal, State, and Local Government
$35,720
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$34,130
Manufacturing
$33,160
Retail Trade
$32,280
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$26,960
Wholesale Trade
$23,290

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 $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
Illinois
$64,120
Maryland
$56,180
Minnesota
$55,330
Hawaii
$53,070
Georgia
$52,390
New York
$48,820
California
$46,860
Washington
$46,820
New Jersey
$44,650
Pennsylvania
$41,680
Massachusetts
$39,550
Tennessee
$39,100
Indiana
$38,780
Utah
$38,460
Nebraska
$37,170
Alaska
$37,050
Texas
$35,230
Kentucky
$35,230
Michigan
$34,480
Vermont
$34,050
Alabama
$33,820
Kansas
$32,120
North Carolina
$32,100
Wisconsin
$31,850
Iowa
$31,760
Florida
$29,930
Maine
$29,840
Connecticut
$29,400
New Mexico
$28,820
Colorado
$28,300
Idaho
$27,950
Nevada
$27,420
Arizona
$27,360
Virginia
$27,340
Missouri
$27,180
Ohio
$27,070
New Hampshire
$26,980
Mississippi
$26,070
South Dakota
$24,540
Montana
$23,060
Wyoming
$22,040
Oklahoma
$21,170
South Carolina
$19,570
North Dakota
$19,130



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