How much money did a silversmith make?

Historically, silversmiths would either charge for their services as a percentage of the value of the silver in the piece, or for more predictable wares they would have a flat fee. For example: Charles Oliver Bruff in 1767 New York charged three shillings per ounce of silver used in a tankard or a flat twenty shilling for a soup spoon. This was in America when it was a British Colony. The wages and social status of a silversmith depend greatly on the time period and culture but they generally have occupied upper-middle class status.
Historically, silversmiths would either charge for their services as a percentage of the value of the silver in the piece, or for more predictable wares they would have a flat fee. For example: Charles Oliver Bruff in 1767 New York charged three shillings per ounce of silver used in a tankard or a flat twenty shilling for a soup spoon. This was in America when it was a British Colony. The wages and social status of a silversmith depend greatly on the time period and culture but they generally have occupied upper-middle class status.