Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
21,510 3.4 % $18.52 $38,520 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.36 $12.36 $16.91 $22.79 $29.51
Annual Wage (2) $19,460 $25,710 $35,170 $47,400 $61,380


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 9,320 6.90 $20.00 $41,590
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 7,200 2.71 $16.90 $35,150
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 2,280 0.84 $18.07 $37,570
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 780 1.14 $16.64 $34,600
Specialized Design Services 390 0.34 $15.59 $32,440

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 9,320 6.90 $20.00 $41,590
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 7,200 2.71 $16.90 $35,150
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 780 1.14 $16.64 $34,600
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 2,280 0.84 $18.07 $37,570
Specialized Design Services 390 0.34 $15.59 $32,440

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 170 0.03 $29.16 $60,650
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities (8) (8) $22.22 $46,220
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 9,320 6.90 $20.00 $41,590
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 90 0.04 $18.56 $38,610
Management of Companies and Enterprises 170 0.01 $18.49 $38,460


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 3,740 0.45 2.65 $21.30 $44,310
California 2,560 0.18 1.08 $18.87 $39,250
Texas 1,740 0.17 1.02 $15.51 $32,250
Florida 1,070 0.15 0.89 $17.67 $36,760
Illinois 700 0.13 0.75 $21.17 $44,030




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 540 1.22 7.18 $17.95 $37,340
New Mexico 670 0.86 5.09 $13.78 $28,660
New York 3,740 0.45 2.65 $21.30 $44,310
Louisiana 600 0.33 1.93 $14.66 $30,490
Montana 130 0.30 1.80 $15.32 $31,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 160 0.10 0.61 $25.89 $53,860
Minnesota 280 0.11 0.64 $23.31 $48,490
New Jersey 560 0.15 0.88 $21.95 $45,660
Georgia 420 0.11 0.66 $21.66 $45,040
New York 3,740 0.45 2.65 $21.30 $44,310

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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,470 0.70 4.12 $20.91 $43,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.31 1.80 $15.61 $32,470
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 740 1.38 8.18 $18.13 $37,720
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 500 0.14 0.83 $20.12 $41,860
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 450 0.22 1.32 $16.12 $33,520
Albuquerque, NM 380 1.03 6.08 $13.58 $28,250
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 300 0.12 0.72 $11.86 $24,660
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 290 0.18 1.03 $16.51 $34,340
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 290 0.13 0.78 $22.57 $46,950
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 270 0.20 1.16 $19.25 $40,030




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)
Santa Fe, NM 120 1.93 11.39 $17.99 $37,430
Rapid City, SD 80 1.44 8.48 $12.88 $26,780
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 740 1.38 8.18 $18.13 $37,720
Albuquerque, NM 380 1.03 6.08 $13.58 $28,250
Bend, OR 40 0.73 4.34 $17.30 $35,990
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,470 0.70 4.12 $20.91 $43,480
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 140 0.58 3.41 $17.08 $35,530
Ocala, FL 30 0.37 2.16 $18.52 $38,530
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 170 0.33 1.97 $17.04 $35,440
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 260 0.32 1.87 $16.58 $34,480




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)
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.14 0.82 $29.67 $61,710
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.28 1.65 $27.33 $56,860
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) $26.39 $54,880
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 80 0.16 0.93 $26.02 $54,110
Binghamton, NY (8) (8) (8) $25.06 $52,120
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 120 0.10 0.60 $24.97 $51,950
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 100 0.13 0.79 $23.74 $49,390
Lancaster, PA (8) (8) (8) $23.73 $49,360
Jacksonville, FL 80 0.14 0.80 $23.03 $47,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 290 0.13 0.78 $22.57 $46,950

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 150 2.29 13.56 $11.30 $23,500
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 1.70 $20.45 $42,530
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 2.08 $15.43 $32,090
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 1.69 $15.94 $33,150
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.46 2.72 $17.42 $36,240

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 150 2.29 13.56 $11.30 $23,500
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 30 0.49 2.87 $14.26 $29,660
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.46 2.72 $17.42 $36,240
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 2.08 $15.43 $32,090
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 1.70 $20.45 $42,530

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 1.70 $20.45 $42,530
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.16 $37,760
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.19 $17.43 $36,250
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.46 2.72 $17.42 $36,240
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 1.69 $15.94 $33,150


About May 2010 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 mean 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011