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Average Salary for Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Employees

The average Gemological Institute of America (GIA) employee earns $51K per year. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Gemological Institute of America (GIA) typically pays:
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Employer: Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
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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 around $58K annually on average. The largest slice of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) workforce (50 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns, on average, $90K per year.


Residents of San Diego, Calif. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $88K annually; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Carlsbad, Calif. ($79K) and New York, N.Y. ($74K). U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; salaries there average to about $77K per year.


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 annually. A relatively widespread skill at Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is Financial Analysis; one-fourth of employees use it for work. Many workers usually know Microsoft Excel, HTML, and Business Analysis as well.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, 29 percent report receiving the former, whereas the larger part of employees report receiving the latter. To plan for old age, almost all survey participants maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Gemological Institute of America (GIA) provides health insurance to nearly all employees, and a large number of employees do receive dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are tuition reimbursement and life insurance.

Key Stats for Gemological Institute of America (GIA)


63 %
37 %
$87,941 - $141,000
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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