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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
3,980 8.3 % $19.47 $40,490 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.24 $12.50 $16.46 $23.42 $33.23
Annual Wage (2) $21,310 $25,990 $34,240 $48,720 $69,110


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 1,490 2.86 $18.51 $38,500
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 510 0.12 $17.88 $37,180
Performing Arts Companies 220 0.17 $21.18 $44,050
Motion Picture and Video Industries 150 0.04 $27.21 $56,600
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 110 0.03 (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 1,490 2.86 $18.51 $38,500
Performing Arts Companies 220 0.17 $21.18 $44,050
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 510 0.12 $17.88 $37,180
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 110 0.06 $20.35 $42,320
Motion Picture and Video Industries 150 0.04 $27.21 $56,600

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 80 0.02 $31.23 $64,950
Motion Picture and Video Industries 150 0.04 $27.21 $56,600
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $25.38 $52,800
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 70 (7) $22.30 $46,390
Performing Arts Companies 220 0.17 $21.18 $44,050


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 470 0.04 1.43 $17.66 $36,730
California 340 0.02 0.73 $23.21 $48,280
New York 170 0.02 0.65 $28.67 $59,630
Georgia 140 0.03 1.19 $23.51 $48,900
Colorado 140 0.05 1.90 $18.17 $37,790




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)
Vermont 50 0.16 5.99 $16.35 $34,000
Wyoming 40 0.13 4.86 $15.22 $31,670
Utah 120 0.08 2.97 $14.91 $31,020
North Dakota 30 0.08 2.80 $19.95 $41,490
New Hampshire 50 0.07 2.56 $14.38 $29,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 170 0.02 0.65 $28.67 $59,630
Maryland 80 0.03 1.05 $28.60 $59,490
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $25.86 $53,800
Oregon 30 0.02 0.63 $24.93 $51,860
Georgia 140 0.03 1.19 $23.51 $48,900





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 250 0.04 1.47 (8) (8)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 170 0.02 0.67 $27.00 $56,160
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 90 0.03 1.17 $21.74 $45,220
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 80 0.04 1.43 $21.46 $44,630
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 80 0.03 0.93 $19.21 $39,960
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 70 0.03 1.04 $16.14 $33,570
Provo-Orem, UT 50 0.20 7.42 $14.40 $29,950
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.02 0.89 $21.03 $43,750
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 40 0.04 1.45 $13.79 $28,680
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 40 0.02 0.65 $27.62 $57,450




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 50 0.20 7.42 $14.40 $29,950
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 30 0.06 2.06 $19.68 $40,930
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 80 0.04 1.43 $21.46 $44,630
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 30 0.04 1.31 $19.59 $40,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 250 0.04 1.47 (8) (8)
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 40 0.04 1.45 $13.79 $28,680
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 70 0.03 1.04 $16.14 $33,570
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 80 0.03 0.93 $19.21 $39,960
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 90 0.03 1.17 $21.74 $45,220
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 170 0.02 0.67 $27.00 $56,160




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)
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (8) (8) (8) $28.73 $59,770
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 40 0.02 0.65 $27.62 $57,450
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 170 0.02 0.67 $27.00 $56,160
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $24.79 $51,570
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $23.26 $48,380
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $22.69 $47,200
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 90 0.03 1.17 $21.74 $45,220
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 80 0.04 1.43 $21.46 $44,630
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.02 0.89 $21.03 $43,750
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 30 0.06 2.06 $19.68 $40,930

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 30 0.18 6.40 $16.57 $34,460

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)
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 6.40 $16.57 $34,460

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)
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 6.40 $16.57 $34,460
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.15 $33,590


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019