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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 semiprecious stones for jewelry and related products.


National estimates for Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers
Industry profile for Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers
Geographic profile for Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers

National estimates for Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
24,350 3.7 % $ 22.64 $ 47,090 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.00 $ 17.06 $ 22.42 $ 28.01 $ 33.15
Annual Wage (2) $ 27,030 $ 35,490 $ 46,640 $ 58,260 $ 68,960


Industry profile for Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 12,720 11.90 $ 23.14 $ 48,120
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 5,590 2.03 $ 21.15 $ 44,000
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 2,110 0.15 $ 24.67 $ 51,310
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 1,760 0.38 $ 23.00 $ 47,840
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 810 1.06 $ 19.63 $ 40,840

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 12,720 11.90 $ 23.14 $ 48,120
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 5,590 2.03 $ 21.15 $ 44,000
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 810 1.06 $ 19.63 $ 40,840
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 1,760 0.38 $ 23.00 $ 47,840
Specialized Design Services 240 0.17 $ 17.39 $ 36,160

Top paying industries for Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 160 0.03 $ 30.26 $ 62,950
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $ 25.42 $ 52,870
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 2,110 0.15 $ 24.67 $ 51,310
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 12,720 11.90 $ 23.14 $ 48,120
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 1,760 0.38 $ 23.00 $ 47,840


Geographic profile for Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of jewelers and precious stone and metal workers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 4,750 0.55 3.17 $ 24.57 $ 51,110
California 2,390 0.14 0.84 $ 24.83 $ 51,650
Texas 2,270 0.19 1.08 $ 20.76 $ 43,180
Florida 1,690 0.20 1.13 $ 20.93 $ 43,520
Washington 1,540 0.48 2.79 $ 24.41 $ 50,770


Map of location quotient of jewelers and precious stone and metal workers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 550 1.20 6.95 $ 21.69 $ 45,120
New York 4,750 0.55 3.17 $ 24.57 $ 51,110
Washington 1,540 0.48 2.79 $ 24.41 $ 50,770
Vermont 100 0.34 1.99 $ 20.43 $ 42,500
New Mexico 260 0.33 1.94 $ 16.27 $ 33,850


Map of annual mean wages of jewelers and precious stone and metal workers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 660 0.19 1.12 $ 26.12 $ 54,330
Virginia 480 0.13 0.74 $ 25.04 $ 52,080
Connecticut 140 0.09 0.50 $ 24.99 $ 51,980
New Hampshire 40 0.06 0.36 $ 24.99 $ 51,980
Arkansas 70 0.06 0.36 $ 24.90 $ 51,780



Map of employment of jewelers and precious stone and metal workers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers:

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 4,720 0.54 3.15 $ 24.66 $ 51,290
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,450 0.76 4.38 $ 24.57 $ 51,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,310 0.23 1.33 $ 24.71 $ 51,410
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 820 0.33 1.92 $ 20.68 $ 43,020
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 760 0.21 1.22 $ 21.37 $ 44,450
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 710 1.32 7.65 $ 21.84 $ 45,420
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 520 0.12 0.72 $ 22.72 $ 47,250
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 410 0.19 1.11 $ 17.93 $ 37,300
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 340 0.13 0.77 $ 25.20 $ 52,410
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 320 0.12 0.70 $ 23.54 $ 48,960


Map of location quotient of jewelers and precious stone and metal workers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 710 1.32 7.65 $ 21.84 $ 45,420
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,450 0.76 4.38 $ 24.57 $ 51,100
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,720 0.54 3.15 $ 24.66 $ 51,290
Rapid City, SD 30 0.52 2.99 $ 17.98 $ 37,400
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 40 0.51 2.97 $ 20.08 $ 41,770
Bend-Redmond, OR 40 0.49 2.81 $ 21.18 $ 44,040
Albuquerque, NM 150 0.40 2.30 $ 16.95 $ 35,260
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 40 0.37 2.16 $ 20.91 $ 43,490
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 820 0.33 1.92 $ 20.68 $ 43,020
Knoxville, TN 120 0.31 1.78 $ 18.19 $ 37,830


Map of annual mean wages of jewelers and precious stone and metal workers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Springfield, MA-CT 60 0.18 1.03 $ 33.81 $ 70,330
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 80 0.07 0.41 $ 29.87 $ 62,120
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 30 0.09 0.54 $ 27.63 $ 57,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 280 0.10 0.56 $ 27.45 $ 57,100
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 220 0.10 0.56 $ 26.58 $ 55,290
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 310 0.17 0.98 $ 25.88 $ 53,830
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 120 0.08 0.45 $ 25.59 $ 53,220
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 70 0.08 0.44 $ 25.48 $ 52,990
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 340 0.13 0.77 $ 25.20 $ 52,410
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 100 0.10 0.57 $ 25.18 $ 52,380

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 290 1.54 8.90 $ 17.12 $ 35,610
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 70 0.88 5.09 $ 14.38 $ 29,910
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 50 0.17 0.97 $ 19.48 $ 40,520
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 2.37 $ 19.75 $ 41,080
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 1.89 $ 20.81 $ 43,290

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 290 1.54 8.90 $ 17.12 $ 35,610
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 70 0.88 5.09 $ 14.38 $ 29,910
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.68 3.96 $ 17.14 $ 35,640
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 2.72 $ 19.51 $ 40,590
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 2.37 $ 19.75 $ 41,080

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 1.89 $ 20.81 $ 43,290
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 2.37 $ 19.75 $ 41,080
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 2.72 $ 19.51 $ 40,590
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 50 0.17 0.97 $ 19.48 $ 40,520
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 1.63 $ 18.64 $ 38,780


About May 2021 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022