Jewelry Designer Salary (United States)

Jewelry Designers in the United States usually make around $43,297 per year. Pay generally spreads from $27,104 to $81,311 per year. Residency is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. While some workers in this profession—around one third—do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and 44 percent have dental insurance. The majority of Jewelry Designers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Jewelry Designer Salary (?
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$29,343 - $82,309
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MEDIAN: $46,636
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Jewelry Designer Salary (?
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$11.07 - $28.84
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$29,343 - $82,309  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,584  
Commission
$154.18 - $18,670  
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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$27,104 - $81,311  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 136
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $28.84  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $42.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,584  
   
Commission
$154.18 - $18,670  
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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$27,104 - $81,311  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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Job Description for Jewelry Designer

  • Interpret design/style trends into brand appropriate product that fits within targeted retail pricing.
  • Research seasonal trends and color stories.
  • Loose sketch design ideas/concepts in order to convey vision to the team.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Jewelry Designer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Jewelry Designers, experience in the field tends to play a major role in salary negotiations; pay increases with more experience. Workers new to the field can expect to earn $39K, increasing to $49,897 after five to 10 years. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $55K. After spending 20 years in the field, salary continues to increase for Jewelry Designers and pay is expected at $59K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 13 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 2 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 13 percent. Most of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Los Angeles
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Providence
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National Average
$43,000
Dallas
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With a pay rate for Jewelry Designers that is 41 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Jewelry Designers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+7 percent) and Providence (+4 percent). The lowest-paying market is Dallas, which sits 8 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Jewelry Designer Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 24%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$43,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Jewelry Designer Salaries

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 16%
Adobe Photoshop
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Design
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National Average
$43,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
81%
female alumni
 
Male
19%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 35%
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