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Craft Artists in California

Is California a good place for you to work as a Craft Artist?

$41,900 Median Salary
  • Craft Artists in California earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Craft Artists Work in California?

In 2018, there were 340 Craft Artists working in the state.

There were 440 Craft Artists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 100 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 80 Craft Artists working in it, which means California has more Craft Artists than average.


What do Craft Artists Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Craft Artists ranged from $22,020 to $77,950 with $41,900 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.59 to $37.48. The median hourly rate was $20.15.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $22.53 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $2.38.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top California Metros for Craft Artists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Craft Artists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 250 n/a

Top States for Craft Artists Employment

View the list below to see where most Craft Artists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 470 $34,740
California 340 $41,900
New York 170 $49,310
Colorado 140 $27,980
Georgia 140 $52,080
Kentucky 130 $27,950
Ohio 130 $29,340
Utah 120 $29,510
Alabama 100 $34,360
Arizona 100 $38,380
Michigan 100 $37,350
Virginia 90 $0
Maryland 80 $59,430
North Carolina 80 $39,130
New Jersey 70 $43,720
Minnesota 70 $39,970
Wisconsin 60 $37,620
Nebraska 50 $41,810
Vermont 50 $34,340
New Hampshire 50 $31,230

Below are the states where Craft Artists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Maryland $59,430
Georgia $52,080
New York $49,310
Illinois $47,170
Oregon $45,950
New Jersey $43,720
California $41,900
Nebraska $41,810
North Dakota $41,360
Minnesota $39,970

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