Gemologist Salary (United States)

A Gemologist earns an average salary of $44,138 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Gemologist Salary (?
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$29,741 - $79,028
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79K
MEDIAN: $44,137
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Gemologist Salary (?
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$10.10 - $25.00
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$29,741 - $79,028  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
Commission
$-0.49 - $4,913  
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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$25,075 - $77,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.10 - $25.00  
   
Overtime
$1.51 - $38.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
   
Commission
$-0.49 - $4,913  
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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$25,075 - $77,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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Job Description for Gemologist

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Gemologist

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Experience Affects Gemologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%
Mid-Career
up arrow 18%
Late-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 37%