Training Requirements for Craft Artists

Craft artists need no formal educational credential and long-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Craft artists
Percent
Less than High School 2.1
High School 10.7
Some College 19.7
Associates Degree 8.8
Bachelors Degree 45.7
Masters Degree 11.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.7

Employment Outlook for Craft Artists

This represents about 10,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 more craft artists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 2,000 more.

Typical Income for Craft Artists

Hourly Income

On average,craft artists make $18.70 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Craft artists $9.39 $11.72 $16.08 $22.96 $31.29
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $10.20 $14.69 $22.69 $34.33 $49.69
Art and design workers $10.60 $14.27 $21.35 $31.59 $45.20
Artists and related workers $16.00 $23.32 $33.69 $47.92 $64.66
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, craft artists make $38,900 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Craft artists $19,520 $24,370 $33,440 $47,750 $65,080
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $21,210 $30,560 $47,190 $71,410 $103,360
Art and design workers $22,050 $29,690 $44,410 $65,700 $94,010
Artists and related workers $33,280 $48,500 $70,080 $99,680 $134,490
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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