Jewelry Designer Salary

Jewelry Designers in the United States take home approximately $51K per year on average. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While more than two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, just over a half do receive medical coverage, and approximately one in three have dental, as well. The majority of Jewelry Designers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 85 percent of Jewelry Designers are female. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,970 - $78,619
$29K
$51K
$79K
MEDIAN: $51,034
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$11.99 - $40.96
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$0$81K
Salary $28,970 - $78,619
Bonus $496.65 - $8,054
Profit Sharing $300.00
Commission $5,525
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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$27,430 - $81,787
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 96
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $11.99 - $40.96
Hourly Tips $1.25
Overtime $1.80 - $36.36
Annual Data $0$81K
Bonus $496.65 - $8,054
Commission $5,525
Profit Sharing $300.00
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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$27,430 - $81,787
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 79

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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.

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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

National Average: $47,561

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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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Key Stats for Jewelry Designer

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Jewelry Designer Salaries

▲34%

▲25%

▲2%

National Average
$48,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Jewelry Designer Salaries

Jewelry Design
▲22%


▲2%


Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▲1%

National Average
$48,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 44%
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