Average Gemologist Salary

$50,120
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,543
Bonus
$9,500
Commission
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The average salary for a Gemologist is $50,120.
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MEDIAN $50,120
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Salary
$30k - $94k
Bonus
$500 - $15k
Commission
$560 - $26k
Total Pay
$29k - $80k

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Job Description for Gemologist

Gemologist Tasks
  • 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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Gemologist

Career Paths

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Office Manager
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Inside Sales Representative
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Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Gemologist

Skills in GemStone, Sales, Inventory Control and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Gemologist

An entry-level Gemologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $36,121 based on 10 salaries. An early career Gemologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,843 based on 61 salaries. A mid-career Gemologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,421 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Gemologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,836 based on 57 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,000.
Employees with Gemologist in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 59.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (42.7% more) and San Francisco, California (17.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (0.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 201 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.0%
Early Career
30.3%
Mid Career
17.9%
Experienced
28.4%
Late Career
18.4%