Average Salary for Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Employees

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

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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

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $51K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (46 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of $65K per year.


Residents of New York, N.Y. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $86K annually; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Carlsbad, Calif. (approximately $83K) and San Diego, Calif. ($69K). Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of New York, where they average to around $86K per year.


When it comes to skills, Data Analysis seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $115K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Financial Analysis; just under one in four deem it necessary for work. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Excel, Business Analysis, and Financial Modeling.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to paid time off, the company is more lenient about vacation than it is about illness; a majority of workers get vacation time, whereas a quarter of workers get paid sick leave. Almost all workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the vast majority of survey participants, and most workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Gemological Institute of America (GIA) folks also make good use of tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Gemological Institute of America (GIA)


63 %
38 %
$40,000 - $82,500
$42,500 - $143,448
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

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