Average Experienced Gemologist Salary

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The average salary for an Experienced Gemologist is $56,229.
MEDIAN $56,229
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$35k - $97k
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$35k - $84k

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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.

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Office Manager
Inside Sales Representative
Attorney / Lawyer (Corporate, in-house)
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Popular Skills for Gemologist

Skills in GemStone, Sales and Inventory Control are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 $38,322 based on 10 salaries. An early career Gemologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 60 salaries. A mid-career Gemologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 36 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,000.

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