Gemologist Salary

For Gemologists, annual average wages total $44K per year. There are far more female Gemologists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 82 percent. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in three — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and nearly two in five have dental insurance.

$29,731 - $80,112
(Median)
$30K
$44K
$80K
MEDIAN: $44,454
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$10.30 - $26.95
(Median)
$10
$17
$27
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$29,731 - $80,112  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,877  
Commission
$0.00 - $34,521  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,759 - $78,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $26.95  
   
Overtime
$1.45 - $39.19  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,877  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $34,521  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$28,759 - $78,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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Job Description for Gemologist

A gemologist, also known as a jeweler or gem expert, works with and identifies precious stones and gems. The main tasks of a gemologist are carefully studying certain gems and stones, using microscopes and other magnifying equipment, and determining the gems’ make, value, and authenticity. Although they might work independently on occasion, gemologists usually work at a jewelry store in the back room, where gem and stone identification and examination is done.

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Gemologist Tasks

  • Assign preliminary conclusions to gemstone grading reports or provide back-up to preliminary reports.
  • Input gemstone identification information in information system.
  • Keep abreast of latest gemological information within the industry.
  • Examine and identify gemstone materials using standard, high tech, and specialty gemstone testing equipment.
  • Write articles for industry publications and newsletters.

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Gemologists usually report a few specific skills. Appraisals and Sales are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those listing Sales and Appraisals as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Gemologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $40K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $48K. Gemologists see a median salary of $45K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $41K.

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Experience Affects Gemologist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$42,000

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Gemologist Salaries

National Average
$42,000

Appraisals
up arrow 12%

Sales
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 33%
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