Average Gemologist Salary

$50,342
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,000
Bonus
$9,887
Commission
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The average salary for a Gemologist is $50,342.
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$30k
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$50k
90%
$96k
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Salary
$30k - $96k
Bonus
$511 - $15k
Commission
$560 - $26k
Total Pay
$29k - $77k

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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.

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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.

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.
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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Entry Level
4.2%
Early Career
27.9%
Mid Career
17.4%
Experienced
30.0%
Late Career
20.5%