The average hourly pay for a Gemologist with Sales skills is $16.00.
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$197 - $5,596
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Job Description for Gemologist
A gemologist, also known as a jeweler or gem expert, works with and identifies precious stones and gems. The main tasks of a gemologist are carefully studying certain gems and stones, using microscopes and other magnifying equipment, and determining the gems’ make, value, and authenticity. Although they might work independently on occasion, gemologists usually work at a jewelry store in the back room, where gem and stone identification and examination is done. Gem cutting can also be involved …Read more
- Examine and identify gemstone materials using standard, high tech, and specialty gemstone testing equipment.
- Write articles for industry publications and newsletters.
- Keep abreast of latest gemological information within the industry.
- Assign preliminary conclusions to gemstone grading reports or provide back-up to preliminary reports.
- Input gemstone identification information in information system.
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Skills in GemStone and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Retail and Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for Gemologist
An early career Gemologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.04 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Gemologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.00 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Gemologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.52 based on 11 salaries.
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