Salary for Gem and Diamond Workers

Also known as:  Diamond Grader, Diamond Polisher, Diamond Setter, Facetor, Gem Cutter, Gemologist, Goldsmith, Jewelry Repairer, Jewelsmith, Lapidarist

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Gem and diamond workers evaluate the quality of precious gems and diamonds used in industrial settings or by private clients. This job is not dangerous, but it can be strenuous as it does require that workers spend many consecutive hours standing or bending. Vocational schooling or an associate's degree may be necessary to be considered for this job. Most of the time, an employer will require up to two years of formal on-site job training as well.

A Gem or Diamond Worker will normally receive a salary between $26,050 - $77,330 depending on tenure and industry expertise. will normally receive an average salary of fourty-eight thousand and fifty dollars on a yearly basis.

obtain the highest salaries in New York, where they get normal pay levels of close to about $62,340. People with this job title have the most lucrative average salary level in Finance and Insurance, where they can get average job salaries of $64,880.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 56.51 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Gem and Diamond Workers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Finance and Insurance
$64,880
Wholesale Trade
$58,700
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$50,280
Retail Trade
$47,950
Manufacturing
$43,280
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$42,850

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$39,150
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$42,380
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$42,850
Manufacturing
$43,280
Retail Trade
$47,950
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$50,280