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Craft Artists in Illinois

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

5.3% Jobs Projection
$47,170 Median Salary
50 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Craft Artists in Illinois are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Craft Artists in Illinois is growing faster than average.

  • Craft Artists in Illinois earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Craft Artists Work in Illinois?

There were 180 Craft Artists employed in this state in 2017.

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Craft Artists in this state are growing at a rate of 5.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.8%.

Job Projections for Craft Artists: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 50 annual job openings, and 600 total jobs in 2026 for Craft Artists in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 1,100 annual jobs and 13,100 total jobs in 2026.

What do Craft Artists Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Craft Artists ranged from $24,010 to $95,940 with $47,170 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.54 to $46.13. The median hourly rate was $22.68.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $30.83 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $8.15.

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

Craft Artists Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top States for Craft Artists Employment

The table below shows the states 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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Occupation IL Employment Total
Art Directors 2,080
Multimedia Artists and Animators 770
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 260

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