A Gemologist earns an average salary of $42,913 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Gemologist Total Pay (?
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$29,430 - $78,728
(Median)
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43K
53K
79K
MEDIAN: $42,912
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Gemologist Total Pay (?
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$10.06 - $24.77
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$29,430 - $78,728  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,392  
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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$24,489 - $76,715  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $24.77  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $36.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,392  
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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$24,489 - $76,715  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 132
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Gemologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$40,000
Late-Career
up arrow 6%
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%
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Gender
Female
74%
female alumni
 
Male
26%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 33%
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