The average salary for a Gemologist is $50,342.
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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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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 $39,037 based on 8 salaries. An early career Gemologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,913 based on 53 salaries. A mid-career Gemologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,015 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Gemologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,229 based on 57 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $56,000.
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Employees with Gemologist in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 29.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (9.3% more) and New York, New York (3.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (18.1% less) and Denver, Colorado (0.7% less).
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