Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
25,710 4.1 % $20.28 $42,180 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.69 $13.36 $18.25 $24.31 $31.32
Annual Wage (2) $22,240 $27,790 $37,960 $50,560 $65,140


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 11,940 8.69 $20.37 $42,370
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 7,370 2.61 $20.04 $41,690
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 2,580 0.19 $22.15 $46,060
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 950 1.23 $18.05 $37,540
Specialized Design Services 600 0.43 $16.88 $35,100

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 11,940 8.69 $20.37 $42,370
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 7,370 2.61 $20.04 $41,690
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 950 1.23 $18.05 $37,540
Specialized Design Services 600 0.43 $16.88 $35,100
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 2,580 0.19 $22.15 $46,060

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) 2,580 0.19 $22.15 $46,060
Management of Companies and Enterprises 240 0.01 $20.66 $42,970
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 50 0.02 $20.41 $42,460
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 11,940 8.69 $20.37 $42,370
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 7,370 2.61 $20.04 $41,690


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 4,580 0.50 2.76 $23.96 $49,840
California 2,940 0.18 0.98 $18.53 $38,550
Texas 2,900 0.24 1.35 $20.04 $41,690
Florida 1,250 0.15 0.82 $17.66 $36,730
Illinois 1,000 0.17 0.93 $17.01 $35,380




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 550 1.15 6.37 $19.66 $40,890
New Mexico 570 0.71 3.95 $13.43 $27,940
New York 4,580 0.50 2.76 $23.96 $49,840
Hawaii 220 0.34 1.89 $17.72 $36,860
Utah 380 0.27 1.51 $17.51 $36,420




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 130 0.08 0.44 $29.97 $62,340
North Dakota 90 0.22 1.22 $26.18 $54,460
Maryland 340 0.13 0.71 $25.21 $52,430
Tennessee 210 0.07 0.39 $24.67 $51,310
Pennsylvania 760 0.13 0.73 $24.62 $51,220



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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 3,900 0.58 3.23 $24.84 $51,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.28 1.55 $15.58 $32,400
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 860 0.34 1.91 $22.14 $46,060
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 720 0.20 1.09 $15.73 $32,710
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 710 1.24 6.90 $19.61 $40,780
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 670 0.23 1.26 $16.60 $34,520
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 350 0.25 1.36 $19.68 $40,930
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 350 0.22 1.21 $19.62 $40,820
Austin-Round Rock, TX 340 0.34 1.90 $22.68 $47,170
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 330 0.33 1.82 $21.06 $43,800


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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 710 1.24 6.90 $19.61 $40,780
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 30 0.94 5.20 $17.93 $37,290
Rapid City, SD 60 0.92 5.09 $17.38 $36,150
Albuquerque, NM 330 0.86 4.77 $13.81 $28,720
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead, MA NECTA Division 30 0.72 3.98 $15.77 $32,790
Santa Fe, NM 40 0.65 3.58 $17.98 $37,400
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,900 0.58 3.23 $24.84 $51,670
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 130 0.55 3.05 $18.34 $38,150
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 40 0.44 2.44 $19.41 $40,380
Bend-Redmond, OR 30 0.44 2.42 $17.27 $35,910


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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)
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 90 0.16 0.88 $29.25 $60,840
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $28.52 $59,310
Dayton, OH (8) (8) (8) $27.38 $56,960
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.86 $55,870
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 110 0.07 0.39 $26.37 $54,850
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA (8) (8) (8) $26.00 $54,080
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 30 0.07 0.40 $26.00 $54,080
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.71 $53,470
Akron, OH (8) (8) (8) $25.43 $52,900
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 150 0.11 0.62 $25.17 $52,360

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 160 2.60 14.42 $12.19 $25,360
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 100 0.29 1.59 $18.45 $38,370
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 2.84 $18.71 $38,930
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 40 0.27 1.49 $19.01 $39,540
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.99 $18.23 $37,910

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 160 2.60 14.42 $12.19 $25,360
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.55 3.06 $15.89 $33,060
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 2.84 $18.71 $38,930
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 1.87 $21.80 $45,340
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 100 0.29 1.59 $18.45 $38,370

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) $31.21 $64,910
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 1.87 $21.80 $45,340
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 40 0.27 1.49 $19.01 $39,540
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 2.84 $18.71 $38,930
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 100 0.29 1.59 $18.45 $38,370


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018