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Jeweler, Precious Stone / Metal Worker Salary

For Precious Stone & Metal Jewelers, hourly average wages total $15.54 per hour. Around two in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just over a fifth collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Precious Stone & Metal Jewelers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the majority of Precious Stone & Metal Jewelers (65 percent) survey respondents. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,532 - $62,454
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$46K
$62K
MEDIAN: $45,508
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$10.31 - $24.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,532 - $62,454  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
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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$22,977 - $59,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.31 - $24.67  
   
Overtime
$14.52 - $37.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
   
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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$22,977 - $59,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125

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Job Description for Jeweler, Precious Stone / Metal Worker

Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers are involved in the production and sale of jewelery. They are typically involved in every step of the production process. This includes designing and manufacturing, although in some cases there may be a separate designer.

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Jeweler, Precious Stone / Metal Worker Tasks

  • Repair jewelry including ring sizing, stone setting, channel setting, head soldering, chain repair, and tube/hinge work.
  • Polish diamonds, cut gems, engraving, perform precision casting, modeling of molds, and metal casting.
  • Design, adjust, repair, and appraise gold, silver, precious and semi-precious metals, and gems.

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Pay by Experience Level for Jeweler, Precious Stone / Metal Worker

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $28K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $33K. Precious Stone & Metal Jewelers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $40K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $50K.

Jeweler, Precious Stone / Metal Worker Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Jeweler, Precious Stone / Metal Worker in Hanover:
"For Love, Not Money."
If you wish to have fulfillment and appreciation for your work, go into being an owner/operator of your work. This can be done either as a designer/contractor, or store owner. Be in contact with the people who will be wearing what you make if possible - they are the ones who will appreciate your work the most. Working for someone else can be rewarding if they truly appreciate what you do and show it well. Often you will wind up in a back room with no contact with the outside world or ever hear about it when "ya done good", only when "ya F#@*ed up", even when you follow the directions given. All in all, I still love what I do and can't imagine doing too many other things.

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Experience Affects Jeweler, Precious Stone / Metal Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 54%