Salary for Craft Artists

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Also known as: Furniture Artist, Hand Potter, Metal Arts Production Artist, Quilter
Craft artists create or duplicate works of art by manipulating materials including clay, glass and metal. They may use numerous techniques including welding, sculpting, and glass-blowing. These professionals develop functional and aesthetic design concepts for their pieces, and may create works based on customer's requests or specifications. Craft artists frequently participate in art markets, crafts fairs and festivals to show case their wares. Most professionals in this occupation have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

A Craft Artist will most likely earn a wage somewhere between 24000 to 36000 depending on experience and domain knowledge. Craft Artists can earn a compensation of Thirty One Thousand Eight Hundred dollars per annum.

Craft Artists can get the highest pay in New Jersey, where they earn pay of close to about $57670. People holding these jobs can get the best pay in Educational Services, where they get a compensation of $39840.

The national wage distribution is shown below. To overlay local salaries for a Craft Artist, please select your state.

ANNUAL SALARY

HOURLY RATE

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 14.43 percent nationwide in that time.
Craft Artists tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration
$39,840
Educational Services
$39,490
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$36,260
Wholesale Trade
$35,280
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$30,760
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$30,640
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade
$25,670
Manufacturing
$30,500
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$30,640
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$30,760
Wholesale Trade
$35,280
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$36,260

SALARY COMPARISON BY STATE

HIGHEST PAYING

Craft Artists have the highest average income in the following states
New Jersey
$57,670
California
$48,670
Tennessee
$43,210
Connecticut
$43,110
Massachusetts
$42,290
Hawaii
$41,910
Texas
$37,680

LOWEST PAYING

The following states have the lowest average wages for this career
West Virginia
$19,370
Oklahoma
$21,430
Virginia
$22,490
Alabama
$23,350
Mississippi
$24,830
Montana
$24,940
Florida
$24,980

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