Craft Artists

risk level
Based on 127 votes
by year 2032
or $18.34 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

44% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Fine Arts

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Originality

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Persuasion

User poll

36% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 44% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Craft Artists will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Craft Artists' job openings is expected to rise 5.1% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Craft Artists' was $38,150, or $18 per hour

'Craft Artists' were paid 17.6% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 4,760 people employed as 'Craft Artists' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 31 thousand people are employed as 'Craft Artists'.

Job description

Create or reproduce handmade objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.

SOC Code: 27-1012.00


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mary (Low) says
machines dont and will never have the art vision that humans can create
Oct 15, 2023 at 09:02 PM
Kate (No chance) says
Crochet is the only manual activity that robots still can't replicate. Not even a simple plaid or a summer shirt has been made by AI to this day.
Dec 19, 2022 at 08:57 PM
Rei (No chance) says
Humans like the unknowns, and their value of arts is about that. Because arts is about imagination, which most AI won't have, since they will be based on experience they are programmed with.
Apr 20, 2022 at 01:35 PM
Patriciooo (Highly likely) says
The rise of text-to-image based AI like DALL-E makes it worrying how easy it is for a computer to generate good-looking images. Makes me believe artificial intelligence is only a few steps away from becoming truly creative.
Feb 17, 2022 at 02:51 AM
Nina (No chance) says
because there is no way to replace human in craft and art
Nov 12, 2019 at 07:41 AM
Matthew Watson (No chance) says
I honestly do believe craft artist are safe they have to create new ideas to make different pieces of art. Some parts could be automated but it would only make their jobs easier. Ultimately they are the ones creating art
Apr 04, 2019 at 04:31 PM

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