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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a potter. For example, did you know that they make an average of $14.38 an hour? That's $29,906 a year!

What Does a Potter Do

There are certain skills that many potters have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed dexterity, artistic ability and creativity.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the potter job title. But what industry to start with? Most potters actually find jobs in the retail and hospitality industries.

How To Become a Potter

If you're interested in becoming a potter, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 36.8% of potters have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 4.6% of potters have master's degrees. Even though some potters have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a potter. When we researched the most common majors for a potter, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or high school diploma degrees. Other degrees that we often see on potter resumes include associate degree degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a potter. In fact, many potter jobs require experience in a role such as sales associate. Meanwhile, many potters also have previous career experience in roles such as cashier or customer service representative.

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Average Salary$29,906

Potter Jobs

Potter Career Paths

Top Careers Before Potter

Cashier
13.0 %

Top Careers After Potter

Cashier
17.4 %
Driver
8.1 %

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Average Salary for a Potter

Potters in America make an average salary of $29,906 per year or $14 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $50,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $17,000 per year.
Average Salary
$29,906

Best Paying Cities

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Potter
Potter
UPMC Cole
UPMC Cole
01/27/2020
01/27/2020
$20,87001/27/2020
$20,870
Potter
Potter
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
10/26/2019
10/26/2019
$22,93210/26/2019
$22,932
Potter
Potter
Coterie Ceramics LLC
Coterie Ceramics LLC
06/06/2018
06/06/2018
$28,17506/06/2018
$28,175
Studio Potter
Studio Potter
Maureen Ann Seamonds
Maureen Ann Seamonds
10/23/2010
10/23/2010
$22,24710/23/2010
$22,247
Studio Potter
Studio Potter
Maureen Ann Seamonds
Maureen Ann Seamonds
10/13/2010
10/13/2010
$22,24710/13/2010
$22,247

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Potter Demographics

Gender

male

52.6 %

female

43.9 %

unknown

3.5 %

Ethnicity

White

63.9 %

Hispanic or Latino

17.5 %

Black or African American

11.0 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

75.0 %

Italian

25.0 %
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Potter Education

Majors

Fine Arts
21.2 %
Business
13.5 %

Degrees

Bachelors

36.8 %

High School Diploma

33.3 %

Associate

9.2 %

Top Colleges for Potters

1. Stanford University

Stanford, CA

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

2. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

3. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

4. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548

5. California State University - Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

In-State Tuition
$7,309
Enrollment
9,142

6. SUNY at Binghamton

Vestal, NY

In-State Tuition
$9,808
Enrollment
13,990

7. Villanova University

Villanova, PA

In-State Tuition
$53,308
Enrollment
6,819

8. San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

In-State Tuition
$7,488
Enrollment
30,018

9. SUNY Stony Brook

Stony Brook, NY

In-State Tuition
$9,625
Enrollment
17,407

10. Boston University

Boston, MA

In-State Tuition
$53,948
Enrollment
17,238
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Top Potter Employers

1. Bonnie Plants
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$30,193
Potters Hired: 
5+
2. Metrolina Greenhouses
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$29,925
Potters Hired: 
3+
3. Burger King
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$23,119
Potters Hired: 
2+
4. Winter Park Resort
3.2
Avg. Salary: 
$32,213
Potters Hired: 
1+
5. El Dorado Furniture
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$33,306
Potters Hired: 
1+
6. Staples
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$44,858
Potters Hired: 
1+

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