Average Salary for Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Employees

An average Gemological Institute of America (GIA) employee can expect to make $50K annually. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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About This Company

5345 Armada Dr
Carlsbad, California 92008

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Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $51K per year on average. The largest slice of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) workforce (54 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns, on average, around $88K annually.


Residents of the company's headquarter city of Carlsbad, Calif. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $79K per year; other top-paying cities include New York, N.Y. ($74K) and San Diego, Calif. ($69K). Within the firm, employees working in New York take home the most — approximately $74K annually on average.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Data Analysis; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $103K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Financial Analysis; slightly less than a fourth consider it a key competency. Key skills also include Microsoft Excel, HTML, and Business Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Gemological Institute of America (GIA) provides an optional 401(k) plan, and nearly all survey participants participate. Benefits include paid time off, but Gemological Institute of America (GIA) hands out more vacation days than sick days; the larger part of survey participants report receiving the former, but only 22 percent report receiving the latter. At Gemological Institute of America (GIA), a large number of survey participants have health insurance, and a large number of workers have dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are tuition reimbursement and life insurance.

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Key Stats for Gemological Institute of America (GIA)


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$43,238 - $138,552
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1-4 years
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Job Satisfaction

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