Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
26,480 4.7 % $20.34 $42,310 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.61 $13.41 $18.37 $24.23 $31.78
Annual Wage (2) $22,060 $27,900 $38,200 $50,410 $66,110


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 10,860 7.93 $20.34 $42,320
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 8,090 2.85 $20.44 $42,510
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 3,580 1.25 $21.47 $44,650
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,040 1.37 $18.41 $38,280
Specialized Design Services 480 0.35 $16.04 $33,370

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 10,860 7.93 $20.34 $42,320
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 8,090 2.85 $20.44 $42,510
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,040 1.37 $18.41 $38,280
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 3,580 1.25 $21.47 $44,650
Specialized Design Services 480 0.35 $16.04 $33,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 160 0.01 $23.28 $48,420
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 3,580 1.25 $21.47 $44,650
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 8,090 2.85 $20.44 $42,510
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 10,860 7.93 $20.34 $42,320
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 270 0.04 $19.91 $41,420


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 5,800 0.64 3.38 $23.81 $49,510
California 3,070 0.19 1.02 $17.96 $37,350
Texas 2,970 0.25 1.34 $19.47 $40,500
Florida 1,070 0.13 0.69 $16.61 $34,550
Illinois 820 0.14 0.74 $17.32 $36,030




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 650 1.37 7.28 (8) (8)
Vermont 200 0.66 3.50 $20.02 $41,630
New York 5,800 0.64 3.38 $23.81 $49,510
New Mexico 470 0.59 3.11 $13.79 $28,690
Hawaii 230 0.36 1.92 $18.23 $37,920




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 820 0.21 1.09 $26.33 $54,770
Pennsylvania 720 0.13 0.67 $25.94 $53,960
Arkansas 160 0.13 0.71 $25.89 $53,850
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $24.37 $50,680
New York 5,800 0.64 3.38 $23.81 $49,510





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,830 0.73 3.88 $24.40 $50,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,480 0.35 1.85 $16.37 $34,050
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 840 0.35 1.84 $21.83 $45,410
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 840 1.49 7.89 (8) (8)
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 440 0.44 2.35 (8) (8)
Austin-Round Rock, TX 430 0.44 2.34 $18.15 $37,750
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 400 0.29 1.56 $16.30 $33,900
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 310 0.24 1.30 $24.89 $51,770
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 290 0.11 0.60 $21.84 $45,420
Albuquerque, NM 280 0.74 3.91 $14.06 $29,250




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 1.49 7.89 (8) (8)
Rapid City, SD 60 0.94 5.00 $16.66 $34,650
Albuquerque, NM 280 0.74 3.91 $14.06 $29,250
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,830 0.73 3.88 $24.40 $50,750
Santa Fe, NM 40 0.58 3.08 $19.84 $41,260
Urban Honolulu, HI 200 0.44 2.33 $18.07 $37,590
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 440 0.44 2.35 (8) (8)
Boulder, CO 80 0.44 2.33 $20.78 $43,230
Austin-Round Rock, TX 430 0.44 2.34 $18.15 $37,750
Bend-Redmond, OR 30 0.42 2.25 $17.44 $36,270




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)
Colorado Springs, CO 30 0.11 0.60 $31.78 $66,090
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR (8) (8) (8) $29.59 $61,550
Charleston-North Charleston, SC (8) (8) (8) $27.89 $58,020
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 140 0.09 0.45 $26.59 $55,320
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $26.55 $55,230
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 310 0.24 1.30 $24.89 $51,770
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,830 0.73 3.88 $24.40 $50,750
Fresno, CA (8) (8) (8) $24.37 $50,700
Pittsburgh, PA 130 0.12 0.63 $24.32 $50,590
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.10 0.52 $24.06 $50,040

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 170 1.54 8.16 $20.53 $42,710
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 130 2.07 10.96 $12.10 $25,170
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 70 0.22 1.15 $19.37 $40,280
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 1.08 $16.59 $34,500
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 1.65 $12.17 $25,320

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 130 2.07 10.96 $12.10 $25,170
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 170 1.54 8.16 $20.53 $42,710
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 1.65 $12.17 $25,320
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 70 0.22 1.15 $19.37 $40,280
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 1.08 $16.59 $34,500

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 0.18 0.95 $20.85 $43,370
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.81 $43,280
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 170 1.54 8.16 $20.53 $42,710
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 70 0.22 1.15 $19.37 $40,280
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.07 $18.56 $38,610


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017