Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $51K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (50 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make about $88K per year on average.
Residents of New York, N.Y. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $74K annually; other top-paying cities include San Diego, Calif. ($69K) and the company's headquarter city of Carlsbad, Calif. (around $65K). Within the firm, employees working in New York take home the most — $74K per year on average.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Data Analysis; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $103K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is Financial Analysis, with slightly less than a fourth considering it a key competency. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, HTML, and Business Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
A majority of respondents report receiving paid vacation days, but only 22 percent are paid for sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and the vast majority of survey participants use it to save for retirement. Nearly all survey participants receive health insurance, and most workers get dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are tuition reimbursement and life insurance.