Jewelry Designer Salary

The average Jewelry Designer in the United States earns approximately $51K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The vast majority of Jewelry Designers (84 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Although just over two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and approximately one-third get dental coverage, too. Most Jewelry Designers report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$28,187 - $77,226
$28K
$51K
$77K
MEDIAN: $50,659
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50%
90%

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$11.90 - $39.31
$12
$18
$39
MEDIAN: $18.41
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$0$80K
Salary $28,187 - $77,226
Bonus $592 - $8,109
Profit Sharing $300.00
Commission $5,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,368 - $80,053
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 90
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $11.90 - $39.31
Hourly Tips $1.25
Overtime $20.23 - $34.00
Annual Data $0$80K
Bonus $592 - $8,109
Commission $5,000
Profit Sharing $300.00
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,368 - $80,053
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 79

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Job Description for Jewelry Designer

A jewelry designer designs various types of jewelry such as bracelets, necklaces, and rings. The designer may have to come up with innovative designs from scratch, while other positions will have design guidelines that need to be followed. The jewelry designer may work directly with customers and help customer’s ideas come to realization through verbal instructions or sketches.

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Jewelry Designer Tasks

  • Develop and execute product designs to company's or customer's satisfaction.
  • Prepare and finalize technical drawings of product to be used for mass production in overseas factories.
  • Loose sketch design ideas/concepts in order to convey vision to the team.
  • Interpret design/style trends into brand appropriate product that fits within targeted retail pricing.
  • Research seasonal trends and color stories.

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Popular Skills for Jewelry Designer


Survey results imply that Jewelry Designers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Jewelry Design and Adobe Illustrator are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent and 7 percent, respectively. It is often found that people who know Computer Aided Design are also skilled in Adobe Illustrator. Most people skilled in Design are similarly competent in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

Pay by Experience Level for Jewelry Designer

Pay by Experience for a Jewelry Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Jewelry Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 96 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Jewelry Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 58 salaries. An experienced Jewelry Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 46 salaries. A Jewelry Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 21 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,444

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Jewelry Designers, 29 percent higher than the national average. Jewelry Designers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+25 percent) and San Francisco (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 16 percent, Dallas is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Key Stats for Jewelry Designer

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Jewelry Designer Salaries

▲47%

▲37%

▲12%

National Average
$43,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Jewelry Designer Salaries

Jewelry Design
▲34%



▲11%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▲10%

National Average
$43,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 45%
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