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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

27-1012 Craft Artists

Create or reproduce handmade objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.


National estimates for Craft Artists
Industry profile for Craft Artists
Geographic profile for Craft Artists

National estimates for Craft Artists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Craft Artists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
4,090 7.8 % $ 18.39 $ 38,260 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Craft Artists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.40 $ 13.17 $ 16.92 $ 21.82 $ 28.66
Annual Wage (2) $ 21,630 $ 27,400 $ 35,180 $ 45,390 $ 59,620


Industry profile for Craft Artists:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Craft Artists are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Craft Artists, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Craft Artists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,060 2.19 $ 17.02 $ 35,400
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 500 0.13 $ 16.42 $ 34,160
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 290 0.11 $ 20.59 $ 42,830
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 150 0.04 $ 16.84 $ 35,040
Management of Companies and Enterprises 150 0.01 $ 22.64 $ 47,090

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Craft Artists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,060 2.19 $ 17.02 $ 35,400
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 500 0.13 $ 16.42 $ 34,160
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 290 0.11 $ 20.59 $ 42,830
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 100 0.07 $ 17.92 $ 37,270
Performing Arts Companies 50 0.05 $ 22.73 $ 47,290

Top paying industries for Craft Artists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 50 0.01 $ 30.43 $ 63,290
Performing Arts Companies 50 0.05 $ 22.73 $ 47,290
Management of Companies and Enterprises 150 0.01 $ 22.64 $ 47,090
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 40 (7) $ 22.22 $ 46,230
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 110 (7) $ 21.28 $ 44,250


Geographic profile for Craft Artists:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Craft Artists are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Craft Artists, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Craft Artists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 370 0.03 1.04 $ 17.32 $ 36,030
Michigan 250 0.06 2.14 $ 17.19 $ 35,740
Ohio 190 0.04 1.23 $ 17.75 $ 36,910
Florida 180 0.02 0.74 $ 15.76 $ 32,780
Missouri 180 0.07 2.27 $ 15.40 $ 32,040




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Craft Artists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 30 0.13 4.27 $ 17.79 $ 37,010
South Dakota 50 0.12 3.94 $ 15.51 $ 32,270
Oklahoma 130 0.09 2.91 $ 19.14 $ 39,800
Utah 110 0.07 2.51 $ 18.98 $ 39,470
Idaho 50 0.07 2.34 $ 17.62 $ 36,650




Top paying states for Craft Artists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California (8) (8) (8) $ 23.91 $ 49,740
Oregon (8) (8) (8) $ 23.43 $ 48,730
Indiana 50 0.02 0.61 $ 22.85 $ 47,530
Minnesota 120 0.04 1.45 $ 21.33 $ 44,360
Tennessee 160 0.06 1.88 $ 20.35 $ 42,320





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Craft Artists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma City, OK 120 0.19 6.51 $ 19.56 $ 40,690
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 90 0.03 1.16 $ 14.09 $ 29,300
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 1.33 $ 22.66 $ 47,140
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 70 0.03 0.85 $ 16.95 $ 35,260
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 70 0.11 3.67 $ 18.51 $ 38,500
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 60 0.01 0.46 $ 18.06 $ 37,560
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 60 0.06 1.94 $ 18.37 $ 38,210
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 60 0.01 0.22 $ 20.11 $ 41,830
Raleigh, NC 50 0.08 2.65 $ 18.38 $ 38,230
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 50 0.09 3.13 $ 13.59 $ 28,280




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Craft Artists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma City, OK 120 0.19 6.51 $ 19.56 $ 40,690
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 70 0.11 3.67 $ 18.51 $ 38,500
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 50 0.09 3.13 $ 13.59 $ 28,280
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.08 2.82 $ 22.66 $ 47,130
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 40 0.08 2.81 $ 16.20 $ 33,700
Raleigh, NC 50 0.08 2.65 $ 18.38 $ 38,230
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 60 0.06 1.94 $ 18.37 $ 38,210
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 1.33 $ 22.66 $ 47,140
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 90 0.03 1.16 $ 14.09 $ 29,300
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 70 0.03 0.85 $ 16.95 $ 35,260




Top paying metropolitan areas for Craft Artists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 25.00 $ 52,010
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 23.89 $ 49,700
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 1.33 $ 22.66 $ 47,140
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 40 0.08 2.82 $ 22.66 $ 47,130
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 30 0.02 0.66 $ 22.25 $ 46,290
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $ 21.06 $ 43,800
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH (8) (8) (8) $ 20.67 $ 43,000
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 60 0.01 0.22 $ 20.11 $ 41,830
Oklahoma City, OK 120 0.19 6.51 $ 19.56 $ 40,690
Boise City, ID (8) (8) (8) $ 18.53 $ 38,540

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Craft Artists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.29 9.77 $ 15.87 $ 33,020
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 4.85 $ 21.93 $ 45,610

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Craft Artists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.29 9.77 $ 15.87 $ 33,020
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 4.85 $ 21.93 $ 45,610

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Craft Artists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 4.85 $ 21.93 $ 45,610
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.29 9.77 $ 15.87 $ 33,020


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021