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 can get a wage ranging from 24000 to 36000 depending on experience and domain knowledge. Gem and Diamond Workers receive an average salary of Thirty Eight Thousand Six Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Gem and Diamond Workers obtain the highest salaries in Connecticut, where they can receive average wages of approximately $53120. These employees can get the best pay in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they can earn job pay of $41330.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 25.47 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Gem and Diamond Workers tend to make the most in the following industries
Retail Trade $41,330
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $40,300
Wholesale Trade $38,700
Management of Companies and Enterprises $38,460
Manufacturing $35,200
Other Services (except Public Administration) $34,600
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Finance and Insurance $32,480
Other Services (except Public Administration) $34,600
Manufacturing $35,200
Management of Companies and Enterprises $38,460
Wholesale Trade $38,700
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $40,300
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