Jewelry Designer Salary
|Salary||$28,970 - $78,619|
|Bonus||$496.65 - $8,054|
|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).)
|$27,430 - $81,787|
|Hourly Rate||$11.99 - $40.96|
|Overtime||$1.80 - $36.36|
|Bonus||$496.65 - $8,054|
|Total Pay (||$27,430 - $81,787|
Job Description for Jewelry Designer
A jewelry designer designs various types of jewelry such as bracelets, necklaces, and rings. The designer may have to come up with innovative designs from scratch, while other positions will have design guidelines that need to be followed. The jewelry designer may work directly with customers and help customer’s ideas come to realization through verbal instructions or sketches.Read More...
The jewelry designer is often involved in building the jewelry as well. In some positions, the jewelry designer may also be involved in the sales of jewelry. The job may involve independent work, where deadlines for productivity need to be met. However, communication skills are important in order to work with customers, other designers, management, and third parties. Some positions may involve using 3D design programs such as Photoshop and Rhino, so experience with these programs may be necessary. The jewelry designer should keep abreast of changes and trends in the market in order to create products that will be enticing for customers. Therefore, some research skills are needed. This position is sometimes freelance, in which case commission may be involved.
Some positions may require the jewelry designer to have a degree from an art school, while others have no educational requirements. Usually, the jewelry designer must have a portfolio to present to prospective employers. This job is usually carried out indoors at places such as a home or store. There are both permanent and temporary positions available.
Jewelry Designer Tasks
- Develop and execute product designs to company's or customer's satisfaction.
- Prepare and finalize technical drawings of product to be used for mass production in overseas factories.
- Loose sketch design ideas/concepts in order to convey vision to the team.
- Interpret design/style trends into brand appropriate product that fits within targeted retail pricing.
- Research seasonal trends and color stories.
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Popular Skills for Jewelry Designer
Professional skills reported by Jewelry Designers are few in number. Most notably, facility with Jewelry Design and Adobe Illustrator are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Those familiar with Design tend to be well versed in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Most people skilled in Computer Aided Design are similarly competent in Adobe Illustrator.
Pay by Experience Level for Jewelry Designer
Pay by Experience for a Jewelry Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Jewelry Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 96 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Jewelry Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 58 salaries. An experienced Jewelry Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 46 salaries. A Jewelry Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 21 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
For Jewelry Designers, New York provides a pay rate that is 28 percent greater than the national average. Jewelry Designers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+25 percent) and San Francisco (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Dallas, 16 percent below the national average.
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