Salary for Jewelers

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 will normally receive a compensation in a range of 24000 - 36000 depending on seniority. Jewelers will normally get wages of Thirty Eight Thousand Six Hundred dollars each year.

Jewelers can get the best pay in Connecticut, where they receive average wages of about $53120. Employees with these jobs can get the highest pay in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they get job pay of $41330.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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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
Jewelers 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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