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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

27-1012 Craft Artists

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


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
4,640 8.5 % $18.63 $38,740 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.96 $12.51 $16.69 $22.24 $30.27
Annual Wage (2) $20,710 $26,030 $34,710 $46,250 $62,960


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,330 2.50 $18.50 $38,470
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 540 0.13 $16.12 $33,530
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 300 0.10 $18.52 $38,520
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 160 0.03 $16.24 $33,770
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 150 0.04 (8) (8)

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 1,330 2.50 $18.50 $38,470
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 540 0.13 $16.12 $33,530
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 300 0.10 $18.52 $38,520
Performing Arts Companies 90 0.07 $19.54 $40,640
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 90 0.05 $17.36 $36,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 50 0.01 $31.64 $65,800
Motion Picture and Video Industries 110 0.02 $24.26 $50,470
Management of Companies and Enterprises 120 (7) $23.04 $47,920
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 100 (7) $21.79 $45,330
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries (8) (8) $21.25 $44,200


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 480 0.04 1.23 $18.18 $37,810
California 430 0.02 0.78 $24.13 $50,190
Colorado 210 0.08 2.50 $17.08 $35,530
Michigan 200 0.05 1.46 $16.09 $33,460
Ohio 190 0.04 1.13 $17.36 $36,100




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 40 0.14 4.43 $15.43 $32,090
Vermont 30 0.11 3.55 $16.83 $35,020
South Dakota 50 0.11 3.40 $15.62 $32,500
Utah 140 0.09 2.99 $16.49 $34,300
Colorado 210 0.08 2.50 $17.08 $35,530




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 30 0.05 1.71 $31.18 $64,850
Maryland 30 0.01 0.37 $24.68 $51,330
North Dakota 30 0.07 2.28 $24.41 $50,770
New York 100 0.01 0.34 $24.40 $50,750
California 430 0.02 0.78 $24.13 $50,190





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 100 0.01 0.34 $21.56 $44,850
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 90 0.03 0.81 $16.29 $33,880
St. Louis, MO-IL 90 0.07 2.15 $14.22 $29,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 80 0.03 0.93 $18.26 $37,990
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 80 0.12 3.93 $17.47 $36,330
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 80 0.03 0.81 $18.60 $38,690
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 80 0.15 4.61 $16.50 $34,310
Austin-Round Rock, TX 70 0.07 2.07 $18.45 $38,380
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 1.11 $21.49 $44,690
Raleigh, NC 70 0.11 3.33 $17.50 $36,400




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Provo-Orem, UT 40 0.17 5.29 $15.25 $31,710
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 80 0.15 4.61 $16.50 $34,310
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 80 0.12 3.93 $17.47 $36,330
Raleigh, NC 70 0.11 3.33 $17.50 $36,400
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 50 0.09 2.95 $22.42 $46,630
St. Louis, MO-IL 90 0.07 2.15 $14.22 $29,580
Austin-Round Rock, TX 70 0.07 2.07 $18.45 $38,380
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 50 0.05 1.51 $16.91 $35,180
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 1.11 $21.49 $44,690
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 80 0.03 0.81 $18.60 $38,690




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $28.59 $59,460
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $23.83 $49,570
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $23.68 $49,260
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 30 0.01 0.38 $22.64 $47,100
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 50 0.09 2.95 $22.42 $46,630
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 100 0.01 0.34 $21.56 $44,850
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 1.11 $21.49 $44,690
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $21.32 $44,340
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $20.98 $43,650
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH (8) (8) (8) $20.77 $43,200

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

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 0.30 9.45 $15.61 $32,470
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 4.45 $20.95 $43,570
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 9.68 $16.81 $34,970

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 9.68 $16.81 $34,970
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 9.45 $15.61 $32,470
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 4.45 $20.95 $43,570

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

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 4.45 $20.95 $43,570
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 9.68 $16.81 $34,970
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 9.45 $15.61 $32,470


About May 2019 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020