Salary for Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers

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

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Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers design, fabricate, appraise, repair or otherwise adjust jewelry. This includes gold, silver, diamonds, gems and other precious metals and stones. 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 Jeweler and Precious Stone and Metal Worker will normally get salaries ranging from $26,050 - $77,330 based on tenure and industry expertise. will normally receive a wage of fourty-eight thousand and fifty dollars per year.

are compensated the highest in New York, where they can receive an average salary rate of about $62,340. People working these jobs can make the highest salaries in Finance and Insurance, where they can get salary pay 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

Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal 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