There are currently an estimated 12,800 calligraphers in the United States. The calligrapher job market is expected to grow by 5.5% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are calligraphers?

CareerExplorer rates calligraphers with a F employability rating, meaning this career should provide poor employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 3,600 calligraphers. That number is based on 700 additional calligraphers, and the retirement of 2,900 existing calligraphers.

What’s the supply of calligraphers?

The calligrapher industry is concentrated in District of Columbia, California, Maryland

Calligrapher job market by state

State Name Employed Calligraphers
District of Columbia 1,090
California 650
Maryland 560
Georgia 440
New Jersey 260
New York 250
Virginia 220
Colorado 220
Florida 210
Texas 210
Oregon 180
Illinois 130
Massachusetts 110
Pennsylvania 100
Washington 80
North Carolina 80
Alaska 60
Tennessee 50
Connecticut 50
Alabama 50