The average wage for a Jeweler is $15.85 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are stone setter and Soldering.

$21,801 - $65,775
$22K
$43K
$66K
MEDIAN: $42,552
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50%
90%

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$10.41 - $24.82
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MEDIAN: $15.85
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$21,801 - $65,775  
   
Bonus
$397.32 - $5,034  
Commission
$3,034  
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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$22,042 - $60,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.41 - $24.82  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.00  
Overtime
$15.55 - $39.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$397.32 - $5,034  
   
Commission
$3,034  
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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$22,042 - $60,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 168

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Job Description for Jeweler

Simply put, a jeweler’s job is to repair, appraise, design, manufacture, and sell jewelry. Their work varies greatly, but they are generally found in retail stores where they repair jewelry and run their business, and manufacturing companies where they work produce jewelry in mass quantities. Jewelers use specialized tools and chemicals to create and repair jewelry, but also rely on computer software to create their products. They also work with sharp tools, to it is important to stay focused and alert while working.

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Jeweler Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Jeweler

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

Jeweler Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Jeweler?

Jeweler in Ithaca:
"Find an apprenticeship."
Find a highly skilled jeweler to learn from. I have seen many a jeweler come from an arts program, with few skills used in repair and fabrication of fine jewelry, but with the student loans.

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Key Stats for Jeweler

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
032
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Jeweler Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$37,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Skills That Affect Jeweler Salaries

stone setter
up arrow 31%

Soldering
up arrow 11%

Stone Setting
up arrow 8%

National Average
$37,000

Jewelry Repair
up arrow 3%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 10%

Customer Service
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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