Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
4,730 7.2 % $19.80 $41,180 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.76 $12.38 $16.80 $24.21 $34.45
Annual Wage (2) $20,300 $25,740 $34,940 $50,360 $71,650


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 1,650 3.20 $18.53 $38,530
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 590 0.14 $19.99 $41,570
Performing Arts Companies 380 0.30 $22.61 $47,040
Motion Picture and Video Industries 260 0.06 $26.94 $56,040
Home Furnishings Stores 260 0.10 $17.98 $37,400

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 1,650 3.20 $18.53 $38,530
Performing Arts Companies 380 0.30 $22.61 $47,040
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 590 0.14 $19.99 $41,570
Home Furnishings Stores 260 0.10 $17.98 $37,400
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 110 0.07 $21.02 $43,730

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Amusement Parks and Arcades (8) (8) $27.35 $56,890
Motion Picture and Video Industries 260 0.06 $26.94 $56,040
Performing Arts Companies 380 0.30 $22.61 $47,040
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 60 (7) $21.53 $44,780
Specialized Design Services 80 0.06 $21.48 $44,680


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 520 0.04 1.31 $17.54 $36,470
California 440 0.03 0.80 $24.94 $51,870
New York 240 0.03 0.80 $27.59 $57,400
Washington 190 0.06 1.76 $24.86 $51,710
Georgia 190 0.04 1.30 $24.05 $50,030




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 60 0.21 6.27 $16.94 $35,240
Wyoming 50 0.19 5.77 $12.36 $25,720
Utah 120 0.08 2.56 $18.36 $38,190
Hawaii 40 0.07 2.02 $26.44 $54,990
Alabama 140 0.07 2.15 $15.55 $32,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 180 0.03 0.91 $28.90 $60,110
New York 240 0.03 0.80 $27.59 $57,400
Hawaii 40 0.07 2.02 $26.44 $54,990
Minnesota 50 0.02 0.50 $25.38 $52,790
California 440 0.03 0.80 $24.94 $51,870



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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-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.07 2.05 (8) (8)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 180 0.03 0.82 $28.63 $59,550
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 160 0.05 1.65 $19.76 $41,100
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 150 0.09 2.78 $26.79 $55,720
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 120 0.05 1.40 $22.82 $47,470
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 80 0.04 1.34 (8) (8)
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 50 0.05 1.54 $13.37 $27,800
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 50 0.06 1.75 (8) (8)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 40 0.02 0.65 $26.39 $54,900
Provo-Orem, UT 30 0.15 4.52 $13.79 $28,680


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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 30 0.15 4.52 $13.79 $28,680
Reno, NV 30 0.14 4.21 $24.02 $49,960
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 150 0.09 2.78 $26.79 $55,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.07 2.05 (8) (8)
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 50 0.06 1.75 (8) (8)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 160 0.05 1.65 $19.76 $41,100
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 50 0.05 1.54 $13.37 $27,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 120 0.05 1.40 $22.82 $47,470
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 80 0.04 1.34 (8) (8)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 180 0.03 0.82 $28.63 $59,550


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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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 180 0.03 0.82 $28.63 $59,550
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 150 0.09 2.78 $26.79 $55,720
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 40 0.02 0.65 $26.39 $54,900
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (8) (8) (8) $25.47 $52,980
Reno, NV 30 0.14 4.21 $24.02 $49,960
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 120 0.05 1.40 $22.82 $47,470
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN (8) (8) (8) $22.26 $46,300
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 160 0.05 1.65 $19.76 $41,100
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ (8) (8) (8) $16.21 $33,710
Birmingham-Hoover, AL (8) (8) (8) $15.57 $32,390

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.54 16.40 $16.88 $35,100
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 7.21 (8) (8)
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 4.69 $17.90 $37,230

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 60 0.54 16.40 $16.88 $35,100
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 7.21 (8) (8)
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 4.69 $17.90 $37,230

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)
Wasatch Back nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.25 $46,280
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 4.69 $17.90 $37,230
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.54 16.40 $16.88 $35,100


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018