$52,948
Avg. Salary
$18.75
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,035

Bonus

$800

Profit Sharing

$5,249

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Jewelry Designer is $18.75 per hour.

The average pay for a Jewelry Designer is $52,948 per year.

$12.20
10%
$18.75
50%
$36.44
90%
MEDIAN $18.75
$30k
10%
$53k
50%
$81k
90%
MEDIAN $52,948
$30,067 - $81,189
$30K
$53K
$81K
MEDIAN: $52,948
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50%
90%

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$12.20 - $36.44
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$0$82K
Salary $30,067 - $81,189
Bonus $394 - $9,696
Profit Sharing $800
Commission $5,249
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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$28,923 - $82,250
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 166
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $12.20 - $36.44
Hourly Tips $1.25
Overtime $1.33 - $40.76
Annual Data $0$82K
Bonus $394 - $9,696
Commission $5,249
Profit Sharing $800
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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$28,923 - $82,250
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 133

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.

Jewelry Designer Job Listings

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: $47,679

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.

Jewelry Designer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Jewelry Designer?

Jewelry Designer in Rochester:
"Gray skies are abundant."
Pros: above average culture
Cons: weather

Jewelry Designer in Gainesville:
"Enjoyable."
Pros: I meet so many wonderful people!
Cons: The salary.

Jewelry Designer in New York:
"Expensive."
Pros: Culture
Cons: It’s dirty

Jewelry Designer in Madison:
Find a company that appreciates and compensates you for doing something you love!

Jewelry Designer in Los Angeles:
"It takes time."
Be patient, it takes a long time to perfect your skills.

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Key Stats for Jewelry Designer

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Jewelry Designer Salaries

▲34%

▲25%

▲2%

National Average
$48,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Jewelry Designer Salaries

Jewelry Design
▲22%



▲1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▲1%

National Average
$48,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 45%