Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
4,790 6.1 % $15.39 $32,010 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.98 $9.31 $12.95 $18.37 $26.72
Annual Wage (2) $16,590 $19,370 $26,930 $38,210 $55,580


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 1,600 3.53 $14.21 $29,550
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 590 1.45 $13.62 $28,330
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 330 0.26 $13.43 $27,930
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 240 0.30 $15.52 $32,280
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 230 0.09 $16.39 $34,100

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 1,600 3.53 $14.21 $29,550
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing 590 1.45 $13.62 $28,330
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 240 0.30 $15.52 $32,280
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 330 0.26 $13.43 $27,930
Performing Arts Companies 190 0.16 $18.57 $38,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 90 0.02 $23.47 $48,820
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events (8) (8) $22.58 $46,970
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 (7) $22.47 $46,740
Junior Colleges 40 0.01 $19.80 $41,180
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $19.57 $40,700


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)
California 420 0.03 0.80 $25.43 $52,900
Texas 400 0.04 1.04 $16.87 $35,090
New York 380 0.05 1.19 $16.21 $33,720
Georgia 250 0.07 1.75 $14.08 $29,280
Florida 230 0.03 0.85 $10.90 $22,670




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 40 0.16 4.17 $12.25 $25,480
Nevada 170 0.15 3.98 $17.53 $36,450
Montana 60 0.14 3.74 $12.06 $25,080
Maine 80 0.14 3.64 $14.31 $29,770
Mississippi 90 0.09 2.28 $12.47 $25,940




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 420 0.03 0.80 $25.43 $52,900
New Jersey 100 0.03 0.69 $22.52 $46,830
Hawaii 40 0.07 1.83 $22.11 $45,990
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $17.75 $36,910
Colorado 90 0.04 1.14 $17.74 $36,890

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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 370 0.07 1.96 $17.45 $36,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.06 1.51 $29.82 $62,030
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 140 0.18 4.67 $17.38 $36,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 110 0.05 1.27 $15.55 $32,340
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 100 0.05 1.33 $11.44 $23,800
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 80 0.05 1.33 $16.11 $33,520
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 80 0.03 0.88 $17.69 $36,790
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 80 0.05 1.30 $14.38 $29,910
Austin-Round Rock, TX 70 0.09 2.39 $29.20 $60,730
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 60 0.07 1.78 $9.55 $19,860




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)
Springfield, MO 30 0.19 5.07 $11.26 $23,420
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 140 0.18 4.67 $17.38 $36,150
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 40 0.10 2.68 $13.71 $28,520
Austin-Round Rock, TX 70 0.09 2.39 $29.20 $60,730
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 40 0.08 2.15 $13.08 $27,200
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 370 0.07 1.96 $17.45 $36,300
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 60 0.07 1.78 $9.55 $19,860
Columbus, OH 60 0.07 1.75 $14.99 $31,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.06 1.51 $29.82 $62,030
Richmond, VA 30 0.05 1.38 $10.84 $22,540




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 220 0.06 1.51 $29.82 $62,030
Austin-Round Rock, TX 70 0.09 2.39 $29.20 $60,730
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.10 $52,210
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 80 0.03 0.88 $17.69 $36,790
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $17.52 $36,450
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 370 0.07 1.96 $17.45 $36,300
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 140 0.18 4.67 $17.38 $36,150
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA (8) (8) (8) $17.24 $35,870
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 40 0.02 0.61 $16.64 $34,610
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $16.45 $34,220

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 6.56 $15.82 $32,900
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.50 13.17 $11.26 $23,420

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)
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.50 13.17 $11.26 $23,420
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 6.56 $15.82 $32,900

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 6.56 $15.82 $32,900
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.50 13.17 $11.26 $23,420
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $10.64 $22,130


About May 2010 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 mean 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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