Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
25,910 4.0 % $20.95 $43,570 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.31 $14.36 $18.96 $25.10 $32.33
Annual Wage (2) $23,530 $29,860 $39,440 $52,210 $67,250


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 12,270 8.95 $21.44 $44,600
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 7,190 2.49 $19.37 $40,290
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 3,270 0.23 $23.46 $48,800
Specialized Design Services 500 0.35 $18.88 $39,270
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 270 0.04 (8) (8)

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 12,270 8.95 $21.44 $44,600
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 7,190 2.49 $19.37 $40,290
Specialized Design Services 500 0.35 $18.88 $39,270
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 3,270 0.23 $23.46 $48,800
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 270 0.04 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 3,270 0.23 $23.46 $48,800
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 12,270 8.95 $21.44 $44,600
Management of Companies and Enterprises 180 0.01 $19.68 $40,930
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 7,190 2.49 $19.37 $40,290
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $19.08 $39,690


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 4,390 0.47 2.61 $24.22 $50,380
California 3,520 0.21 1.16 $19.68 $40,940
Texas 2,440 0.20 1.12 $19.93 $41,450
Florida 1,260 0.15 0.82 $19.86 $41,300
Illinois 760 0.13 0.71 $18.76 $39,030




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 660 1.36 7.62 $21.02 $43,710
New York 4,390 0.47 2.61 $24.22 $50,380
Hawaii 280 0.44 2.47 $18.06 $37,560
Utah 390 0.27 1.49 $17.74 $36,900
South Dakota 120 0.27 1.53 $17.95 $37,330




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kentucky 140 0.07 0.42 $26.85 $55,840
New Jersey 730 0.18 1.00 $26.38 $54,870
Connecticut 220 0.13 0.74 $26.10 $54,280
Oregon 310 0.16 0.92 $25.28 $52,580
North Dakota 80 0.19 1.06 $25.05 $52,090





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,730 0.50 2.78 $24.68 $51,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,840 0.30 1.68 $19.81 $41,210
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 880 0.25 1.37 $19.43 $40,410
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 740 1.28 7.14 $21.00 $43,680
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 620 0.13 0.74 $18.05 $37,540
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 380 0.14 0.78 $22.00 $45,760
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 380 0.19 1.06 $20.36 $42,360
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 370 0.14 0.80 $19.04 $39,610
Austin-Round Rock, TX 320 0.31 1.76 $21.33 $44,360
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 320 0.11 0.63 $21.57 $44,870




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-Warwick, RI-MA 740 1.28 7.14 $21.00 $43,680
Santa Fe, NM 40 0.69 3.87 $17.80 $37,010
Urban Honolulu, HI 240 0.51 2.86 $18.05 $37,540
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,730 0.50 2.78 $24.68 $51,340
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 120 0.48 2.68 $19.20 $39,940
Fargo, ND-MN 60 0.46 2.57 $23.86 $49,620
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 30 0.40 2.26 $16.25 $33,790
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 90 0.39 2.18 $17.98 $37,410
Bend-Redmond, OR 30 0.38 2.14 $16.86 $35,060
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 100 0.37 2.04 $21.82 $45,380




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)
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL (8) (8) (8) $31.35 $65,210
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 200 0.17 0.95 $28.24 $58,730
Syracuse, NY 40 0.13 0.71 $27.98 $58,190
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $27.27 $56,720
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $26.95 $56,050
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $26.78 $55,690
Wilmington, NC (8) (8) (8) $24.95 $51,900
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,730 0.50 2.78 $24.68 $51,340
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $24.65 $51,270
New Orleans-Metairie, LA (8) (8) (8) $24.52 $51,000

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)
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 90 1.13 6.30 $14.31 $29,770
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 60 0.35 1.95 $17.77 $36,960
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.89 4.96 $16.09 $33,460
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.72 4.00 $17.18 $35,730
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.40 $16.16 $33,610

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)
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 90 1.13 6.30 $14.31 $29,770
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.89 4.96 $16.09 $33,460
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.72 4.00 $17.18 $35,730
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 1.94 $17.90 $37,220
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 60 0.35 1.95 $17.77 $36,960

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)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $31.50 $65,520
Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.63 $44,990
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 0.72 $18.76 $39,010
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 1.94 $17.90 $37,220
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 60 0.35 1.95 $17.77 $36,960


About May 2018 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 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019