Salary for Hand Grinding and Polishing Workers

Also known as:  Hand Buffer, Hand Sander, Jewelry Grinder, Jewelry Polisher, Knife Grinder, Ring Polisher

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The main responsibility of hand grinding and polishing workers is to grind, polish or sand a variety of objects made of glass, plastic metal, wood, stone, clay or other similar materials. To be considered for this position, completion of high school or its equivalency is usually necessary. Once hired, an employer usually requires up to a year of formal on-site job training before an employee can start work.

A Hand Grinding or Polishing Worker gets a salary of between $23,360 - $49,770 depending on tenure level. will most likely receive an average wage of thirty-four thousand three hundred and eigthy dollars each year.

can get the best pay in Connecticut, which has average pay levels of just about $45,110. These professionals receive the best pay in Wholesale Trade, where they receive compensation, on average, of $41,980.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 37.32 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Hand Grinding and Polishing Workers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Wholesale Trade
$41,980
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$41,590
Retail Trade
$41,530
Construction
$40,660
Manufacturing
$35,810
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$33,060

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$29,810
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$33,060
Manufacturing
$35,810
Construction
$40,660
Retail Trade
$41,530
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$41,590