Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
5,070 7.1 % $18.70 $38,900 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.39 $11.72 $16.08 $22.96 $31.29
Annual Wage (2) $19,520 $24,370 $33,440 $47,750 $65,080


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 1,830 3.39 $17.31 $36,000
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 420 1.07 $17.32 $36,040
Performing Arts Companies 400 0.32 $21.07 $43,830
Motion Picture and Video Industries 310 0.07 $23.71 $49,310
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 280 0.10 $16.81 $34,960

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 1,830 3.39 $17.31 $36,000
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 420 1.07 $17.32 $36,040
Performing Arts Companies 400 0.32 $21.07 $43,830
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 220 0.25 $21.80 $45,340
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 280 0.10 $16.81 $34,960

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 310 0.07 $23.71 $49,310
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services (8) (8) $23.48 $48,850
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 (7) $22.63 $47,070
Specialized Design Services 70 0.05 $22.53 $46,850
Employment Services 50 (7) $22.42 $46,620


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 560 0.05 1.32 $16.57 $34,470
California 350 0.02 0.60 $25.19 $52,400
New York 300 0.03 0.91 $24.64 $51,240
Illinois 280 0.05 1.31 $24.02 $49,970
Florida 250 0.03 0.84 $17.65 $36,710




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 50 0.17 4.62 $12.31 $25,590
Vermont 50 0.16 4.50 $19.31 $40,160
Nebraska 60 0.07 1.84 $17.19 $35,760
Mississippi 70 0.07 1.83 $12.88 $26,790
Idaho 50 0.07 2.07 $16.07 $33,420




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 350 0.02 0.60 $25.19 $52,400
Hawaii 50 0.07 1.98 $25.02 $52,050
New York 300 0.03 0.91 $24.64 $51,240
Illinois 280 0.05 1.31 $24.02 $49,970
Georgia 200 0.05 1.29 $23.07 $47,990





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 270 0.04 1.13 $25.65 $53,360
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 250 0.07 1.88 $25.21 $52,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.04 1.17 $27.89 $58,020
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 120 0.08 2.16 (8) (8)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 110 0.04 1.21 $21.84 $45,440
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 1.02 $20.37 $42,370
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 60 0.08 2.22 (8) (8)
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 60 0.06 1.64 $17.85 $37,130
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 50 0.06 1.65 $16.24 $33,780
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 40 0.04 1.21 $13.02 $27,080




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)
Reno, NV 30 0.15 4.29 $24.25 $50,430
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 40 0.09 2.54 $20.30 $42,220
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 120 0.08 2.16 (8) (8)
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 60 0.08 2.22 (8) (8)
Urban Honolulu, HI 30 0.07 1.84 $22.56 $46,920
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 250 0.07 1.88 $25.21 $52,440
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 50 0.06 1.65 $16.24 $33,780
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 60 0.06 1.64 $17.85 $37,130
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 270 0.04 1.13 $25.65 $53,360
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 1.02 $20.37 $42,370




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.04 1.17 $27.89 $58,020
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 270 0.04 1.13 $25.65 $53,360
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 250 0.07 1.88 $25.21 $52,440
Reno, NV 30 0.15 4.29 $24.25 $50,430
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.97 $24.20 $50,340
Urban Honolulu, HI 30 0.07 1.84 $22.56 $46,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 110 0.04 1.21 $21.84 $45,440
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 1.02 $20.37 $42,370
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 40 0.09 2.54 $20.30 $42,220
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 60 0.06 1.64 $17.85 $37,130

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 60 0.17 4.62 $12.35 $25,680
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 4.90 $16.31 $33,920

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 4.90 $16.31 $33,920
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 60 0.17 4.62 $12.35 $25,680

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 (8) (8) (8) $17.73 $36,880
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 4.90 $16.31 $33,920
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 60 0.17 4.62 $12.35 $25,680
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $10.50 $21,840


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017