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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
23,590 4.5 % $22.09 $45,950 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.79 $14.77 $19.65 $26.75 $35.30
Annual Wage (2) $24,520 $30,720 $40,870 $55,630 $73,420


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 10,590 7.96 $22.57 $46,940
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 6,660 2.28 $20.00 $41,600
Specialized Design Services 530 0.37 $18.47 $38,420
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 210 0.04 $28.28 $58,820
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 210 0.05 $17.80 $37,030

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 10,590 7.96 $22.57 $46,940
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 6,660 2.28 $20.00 $41,600
Specialized Design Services 530 0.37 $18.47 $38,420
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 70 0.11 $18.61 $38,700
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 210 0.05 $17.80 $37,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 210 0.04 $28.28 $58,820
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 10,590 7.96 $22.57 $46,940
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 150 0.02 $21.42 $44,560
Management of Companies and Enterprises 160 0.01 $20.64 $42,920
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $20.40 $42,420


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 4,500 0.47 2.94 $26.62 $55,370
California 2,660 0.15 0.95 $21.05 $43,770
Texas 1,930 0.16 0.97 $20.25 $42,110
Florida 1,370 0.16 0.97 $21.48 $44,670
Rhode Island 780 1.60 9.99 $18.49 $38,460




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 780 1.60 9.99 $18.49 $38,460
New Mexico 470 0.57 3.56 $16.39 $34,090
New York 4,500 0.47 2.94 $26.62 $55,370
Hawaii 230 0.36 2.25 $16.73 $34,790
Montana 140 0.30 1.89 $17.81 $37,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 50 0.11 0.71 $33.51 $69,710
Wyoming 30 0.12 0.77 $27.77 $57,750
Kentucky 180 0.09 0.58 $27.16 $56,480
New York 4,500 0.47 2.94 $26.62 $55,370
Pennsylvania 570 0.10 0.60 $26.02 $54,120





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 4,800 0.50 3.10 $26.50 $55,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,280 0.20 1.27 $22.11 $46,000
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 840 1.45 9.02 $18.63 $38,740
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 680 0.19 1.16 $18.91 $39,330
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 580 0.12 0.77 $16.34 $33,990
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 550 0.22 1.39 $19.02 $39,560
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 380 0.19 1.20 $25.48 $53,000
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 370 0.14 0.87 $20.68 $43,010
Albuquerque, NM 310 0.78 4.86 $17.48 $36,360
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 300 0.10 0.65 $28.15 $58,540




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 840 1.45 9.02 $18.63 $38,740
Albuquerque, NM 310 0.78 4.86 $17.48 $36,360
Santa Fe, NM 40 0.71 4.42 $16.88 $35,110
Rapid City, SD 40 0.58 3.62 $16.91 $35,170
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 210 0.51 3.15 (8) (8)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,800 0.50 3.10 $26.50 $55,120
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 30 0.43 2.67 $16.32 $33,950
Urban Honolulu, HI 190 0.41 2.57 $16.78 $34,900
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 90 0.41 2.53 $23.21 $48,270
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 90 0.39 2.42 $18.34 $38,150




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)
Fargo, ND-MN 30 0.22 1.34 $36.43 $75,770
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL (8) (8) (8) $31.62 $65,770
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 300 0.10 0.65 $28.15 $58,540
New Orleans-Metairie, LA (8) (8) (8) $27.99 $58,220
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $27.47 $57,140
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $27.14 $56,460
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,800 0.50 3.10 $26.50 $55,120
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 210 0.25 1.55 $26.31 $54,730
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (8) (8) (8) $25.72 $53,490
Rochester, NY 30 0.07 0.42 $25.61 $53,270

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 1.10 6.82 $14.27 $29,670
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 60 0.19 1.18 $15.96 $33,190
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.79 4.92 $17.36 $36,110
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 50 0.32 1.99 $17.81 $37,030
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 2.54 $22.11 $45,990

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 1.10 6.82 $14.27 $29,670
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.79 4.92 $17.36 $36,110
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 2.54 $22.11 $45,990
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 50 0.32 1.99 $17.81 $37,030
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 1.31 $21.26 $44,220

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) $32.57 $67,740
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 2.54 $22.11 $45,990
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 1.31 $21.26 $44,220
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.47 $38,420
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 50 0.32 1.99 $17.81 $37,030


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020