The average salary for an Experienced Gemologist is $56,229.
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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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Popular Skills for Gemologist
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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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