Salary for Craft Artists

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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 can receive salaries ranging between $21,630 - $59,620 based on education and experience. will normally get an average salary of thirty-eight thousand two hundred and sixty dollars per annum.

make the highest salary in California, where they can get average job salaries of just about $49,740. People with this job title have the most lucrative average salary level in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they can receive wages of $50,590.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 37.45 percent nationwide in that time.


Craft Artists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Public Administration
Educational Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
Wholesale Trade
Retail Trade
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Educational Services