Salary for Jewelers

This occupation has now been updated to 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 fabricate, repair or otherwise adjust jewelry. Some may also make jewelry molds in order to create new jewelry items. This job can be dangerous as employees are sometimes asked to use sharp tools to create jewelry products. 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 can get an average wage on a scale from $26,050 - $77,330 depending on tenure and industry expertise. will normally receive an average salary of fourty-eight thousand and fifty dollars yearly.

are paid at the highest average level in New York, where they can earn an average pay rate of close to about $62,340. Employees who work in this career are compensated highest in Finance and Insurance, which has a compensation 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 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