Jeweler Salary

The average wage for a Jeweler is $15.28 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Stone Setting is associated with high pay for this job.

$29,545 - $63,414
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$63K
MEDIAN: $40,544
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$9.66 - $23.19
(Median)
$9
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,545 - $63,414  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,878  
Commission
$486.05 - $2,975  
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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$21,179 - $55,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.66 - $23.19  
   
Overtime
$15.47 - $33.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,878  
   
Commission
$486.05 - $2,975  
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).
)
$21,179 - $55,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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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

  • 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

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

Jeweler Advice

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

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"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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Experience Affects Jeweler Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Skills That Affect Jeweler Salaries

Stone Setting
up arrow 12%

National Average
$36,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 9%

Customer Service
up arrow 15%

Jewelry Repair
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 42%
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