Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers

Design, fabricate, adjust, repair, or appraise jewelry, gold, silver, other precious metals, or gems. Include diamond polishers and gem cutters and persons who perform precision casting and modeling of molds, casting metal in molds, or setting precious and semi-precious stones for jewelry and related products.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
23,410 3.9 % $17.60 $36,620 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.17 $12.04 $16.38 $21.75 $27.49
Annual Wage (2) $19,080 $25,050 $34,060 $45,240 $57,170


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 10,290 $18.71 $38,910
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 7,460 $16.78 $34,900
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 2,870 $16.54 $34,400
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 920 $15.24 $31,700
Specialized Design Services 460 $14.37 $29,890

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 180 $29.10 $60,530
Used Merchandise Stores (8) $21.63 $44,990
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities (8) $20.61 $42,860
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 10,290 $18.71 $38,910
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers (8) $17.42 $36,230


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
New Mexico 1,020 $13.64 $28,380 1.278
Rhode Island 480 (8) (8) 1.052
New York 3,890 $20.11 $41,830 0.458
Louisiana 590 $15.04 $31,290 0.313
South Dakota 120 $14.42 $30,000 0.293

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Connecticut 250 $25.54 $53,120 0.153
Illinois 510 $21.89 $45,530 0.090
Idaho (8) $21.15 $44,000 (8)
Minnesota 270 $21.01 $43,710 0.104
Wisconsin 280 $20.50 $42,630 0.103


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Santa Fe, NM 120 $18.70 $38,900 1.886
Albuquerque, NM 690 $13.70 $28,500 1.797
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 730 (8) (8) 1.350
Rapid City, SD 60 $12.66 $26,330 1.028
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,590 $19.93 $41,460 0.709

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Bakersfield, CA 50 $38.94 $80,990 0.186
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 120 $27.33 $56,850 0.278
Memphis, TN-MS-AR (8) $27.20 $56,570 (8)
San Antonio, TX (8) $24.92 $51,830 (8)
Binghamton, NY (8) $24.17 $50,280 (8)


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

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Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010