Average Salary for Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Employees

The average Gemological Institute of America (GIA) employee earns $49K annually. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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5345 Armada Dr
Carlsbad, California 92008

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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $51K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (50 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make approximately $88K annually on average.


Residents of New York, N.Y. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $74K per year; other top-paying cities include San Diego, Calif. (about $69K) and the company's headquarter city of Carlsbad, Calif. ($65K). Across its U.S. offices, the state of New York pays Gemological Institute of America (GIA) the most — around $74K annually on average.


In this position, it pays to have Data Analysis in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $103K per year. Financial Analysis also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; slightly less than a fourth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Excel, HTML, and Business Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

To plan for old age, almost all respondents maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Though the larger part of employees get paid time off for vacation, only about 22 percent receive paid sick leave. Nearly all employees report having health insurance, and a large number of employees report having dental coverage. Gemological Institute of America (GIA) employees also enjoy perks such as tuition reimbursement and life insurance.

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Key Stats for Gemological Institute of America (GIA)


62 %
38 %
$32,500 - $57,699
$43,238 - $138,552
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

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