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Average Salary for Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Employees

The average employee at Gemological Institute of America (GIA) takes home $50K per year. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Employer: Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
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[-]Gemologist (2)
$26,379 - $77,330  
[-]Gemologist (2)
Bonus$80.15 - $4,425  
Total Pay$26,379 - $77,330  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 8 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Details

5345 Armada Dr
Carlsbad, California 92008

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Years of Experience

When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (57 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make approximately $66K annually.


Residents of the company's headquarter city of Carlsbad pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $92K per year; other top-paying cities include New York (around $74K) and San Diego (about $61K). By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is $82K annually.

Benefits and Perks

A 401(k) program is available, and almost all workers use it to save for retirement. At Gemological Institute of America (GIA), a fair portion of workers have health insurance, and most workers have dental coverage. Privileges also include life insurance.

Key Stats

70 %
30 %
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

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