The average wage for a Jeweler is $15.85 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in stone setter is associated with high pay for this job.
|Salary||$21,576 - $65,946|
|Bonus||$391.49 - $9,192|
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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).)
|$21,957 - $60,947|
|Hourly Rate||$10.45 - $24.89|
|Overtime||$15.32 - $39.67|
|Bonus||$391.49 - $9,192|
|Total Pay (||$21,957 - $60,947|
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.Read More...
Work hours vary greatly; jewelers who work in retail stores and manufacturing companies must be available during their respective business hours, which may include nights and weekends. Self-employed jewelers are able to set their own hours.
Many jewelers learn through on-the-job training which may take many years to complete, but six-month and one-year trade school training programs are becoming more prevalent. Many employers may prefer trade school graduates, as they require far less training before beginning work. Professional jewelers may expect to earn between $25,000 and $46,000 per year depending on their location and experience.
- 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.
Pay by Experience Level for Jeweler
Pay by Experience for a Jeweler has a positive trend. An entry-level Jeweler with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 81 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Jeweler with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Jeweler which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 49 salaries. A Jeweler with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 77 salaries.
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