Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers

Design, fabricate, adjust, repair, or appraise jewelry, gold, silver, other precious metals, or gems. Includes 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
Geographic 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)
22,060 3.9 % $18.67 $38,840 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.42 $12.55 $16.99 $22.83 $29.78
Annual Wage (2) $19,600 $26,100 $35,350 $47,480 $61,940


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 10,700 7.73 $20.56 $42,760
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 7,080 2.62 $16.61 $34,540
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 2,200 0.73 $17.16 $35,690
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 710 1.02 $16.79 $34,930
Specialized Design Services 390 0.33 $16.20 $33,700

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 10,700 7.73 $20.56 $42,760
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 7,080 2.62 $16.61 $34,540
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 710 1.02 $16.79 $34,930
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 2,200 0.73 $17.16 $35,690
Specialized Design Services 390 0.33 $16.20 $33,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 130 0.02 $30.87 $64,210
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 10,700 7.73 $20.56 $42,760
Management of Companies and Enterprises 130 0.01 $19.82 $41,220
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 2,200 0.73 $17.16 $35,690
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 710 1.02 $16.79 $34,930


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 3,300 0.39 2.28 $19.54 $40,650
California 2,400 0.17 0.99 $19.30 $40,140
Texas 2,260 0.21 1.26 $16.41 $34,130
Florida 1,320 0.18 1.07 $15.88 $33,040
Massachusetts 830 0.26 1.53 $22.84 $47,500




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 520 1.15 6.80 $16.97 $35,290
New Mexico 380 0.49 2.90 $12.48 $25,950
Hawaii 270 0.45 2.68 $13.64 $28,380
New York 3,300 0.39 2.28 $19.54 $40,650
Montana 150 0.35 2.09 $13.60 $28,290




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 530 0.14 0.83 $24.00 $49,920
Connecticut 170 0.11 0.63 $23.39 $48,640
Massachusetts 830 0.26 1.53 $22.84 $47,500
South Carolina 210 0.12 0.69 $22.58 $46,960
Pennsylvania 700 0.12 0.74 $21.79 $45,320





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,020 0.59 3.46 $19.34 $40,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.27 1.61 $16.38 $34,080
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 660 1.22 7.23 $17.89 $37,200
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 610 0.17 0.99 $19.56 $40,690
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 580 0.22 1.29 $15.65 $32,550
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 540 0.26 1.52 $16.37 $34,060
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 450 0.26 1.56 $23.63 $49,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 380 0.17 0.99 $18.61 $38,710
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.32 1.89 (8) (8)
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 290 0.30 1.76 (8) (8)




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 660 1.22 7.23 $17.89 $37,200
Rapid City, SD 70 1.17 6.93 $15.55 $32,350
Albuquerque, NM 260 0.71 4.18 $13.43 $27,930
Barnstable Town, MA 60 0.68 4.01 $24.19 $50,310
Lexington-Fayette, KY 150 0.60 3.56 $16.49 $34,290
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,020 0.59 3.46 $19.34 $40,230
Honolulu, HI 250 0.57 3.39 $13.86 $28,830
Naples-Marco Island, FL 50 0.43 2.53 $20.86 $43,390
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 40 0.37 2.18 $16.55 $34,410
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 260 0.37 2.16 $13.71 $28,510




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 30 0.13 0.75 $30.60 $63,650
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.75 $55,640
Lancaster, PA 70 0.33 1.93 $26.75 $55,630
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY (8) (8) (8) $26.20 $54,490
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 100 0.05 0.32 $25.72 $53,490
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 110 0.12 0.70 $24.25 $50,430
Barnstable Town, MA 60 0.68 4.01 $24.19 $50,310
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.10 0.62 $23.66 $49,220
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 450 0.26 1.56 $23.63 $49,150
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $23.50 $48,880

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 70 1.11 6.55 $8.95 $18,610
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.51 2.99 $16.31 $33,930
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.87 5.15 $9.44 $19,630
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 2.86 $16.47 $34,260
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 2.03 $12.94 $26,910

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 70 1.11 6.55 $8.95 $18,610
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.87 5.15 $9.44 $19,630
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.51 2.99 $16.31 $33,930
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.50 2.97 $13.95 $29,020
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 2.86 $16.47 $34,260

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.00 $21.84 $45,430
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.29 $18.59 $38,670
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.93 $35,220
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 2.86 $16.47 $34,260
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.51 2.99 $16.31 $33,930


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013