Average Entry-Level Gemologist Salary

$38,322
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$5,050
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Gemologist is $38,322.
10%
$20k
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$38k
90%
$70k
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$20k - $70k
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$0 - $5k
Total Pay
$20k - $48k

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Gemologist

An early career Gemologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $44,000 based on 56 salaries. A mid-career Gemologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Gemologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,497 based on 54 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $58,958.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 180 survey responses.
Early Career
31.1%
Mid Career
17.8%
Experienced
30.0%
Late Career
21.1%