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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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)
18,650 4.6 % $ 23.10 $ 48,050 2.5 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.53 $ 15.70 $ 20.14 $ 27.27 $ 37.18
Annual Wage (2) $ 26,050 $ 32,650 $ 41,900 $ 56,730 $ 77,330


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 7,670 7.56 $ 23.33 $ 48,520
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 5,150 1.92 $ 20.80 $ 43,260
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 2,940 0.21 $ 28.16 $ 58,580
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 750 1.03 $ 20.05 $ 41,710
Specialized Design Services 450 0.33 $ 18.14 $ 37,720

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 7,670 7.56 $ 23.33 $ 48,520
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 5,150 1.92 $ 20.80 $ 43,260
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 750 1.03 $ 20.05 $ 41,710
Specialized Design Services 450 0.33 $ 18.14 $ 37,720
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 2,940 0.21 $ 28.16 $ 58,580

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 230 0.04 $ 31.19 $ 64,880
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 2,940 0.21 $ 28.16 $ 58,580
Management of Companies and Enterprises 70 (7) $ 24.17 $ 50,280
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 7,670 7.56 $ 23.33 $ 48,520
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 5,150 1.92 $ 20.80 $ 43,260


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.





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 3,630 0.42 3.12 $ 29.97 $ 62,340
California 1,930 0.12 0.87 $ 21.10 $ 43,880
Texas 1,740 0.14 1.07 $ 19.47 $ 40,490
Florida 1,230 0.15 1.09 $ 21.75 $ 45,240
Rhode Island 620 1.39 10.38 $ 18.78 $ 39,070




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 620 1.39 10.38 $ 18.78 $ 39,070
New Mexico 410 0.53 3.94 $ 17.80 $ 37,030
New York 3,630 0.42 3.12 $ 29.97 $ 62,340
Montana 130 0.28 2.06 $ 18.21 $ 37,870
Louisiana 460 0.25 1.89 $ 22.65 $ 47,100




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)
New York 3,630 0.42 3.12 $ 29.97 $ 62,340
Wyoming 30 0.12 0.86 $ 28.60 $ 59,480
Kentucky 150 0.09 0.65 $ 27.62 $ 57,450
Maryland 210 0.08 0.63 $ 26.77 $ 55,690
Pennsylvania 420 0.08 0.57 $ 26.28 $ 54,670





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 3,740 0.42 3.16 $ 29.86 $ 62,100
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 770 0.21 1.59 $ 18.54 $ 38,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 750 0.13 0.95 $ 23.98 $ 49,880
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 710 1.34 10.01 $ 18.99 $ 39,500
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 510 0.22 1.63 $ 17.94 $ 37,320
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 360 0.14 1.06 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 310 0.07 0.54 $ 18.09 $ 37,630
Albuquerque, NM 300 0.79 5.93 $ 18.76 $ 39,020
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 270 0.09 0.67 $ 18.41 $ 38,280
Austin-Round Rock, TX 250 0.24 1.80 $ 20.67 $ 42,990




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 1.34 10.01 $ 18.99 $ 39,500
Albuquerque, NM 300 0.79 5.93 $ 18.76 $ 39,020
Santa Fe, NM 30 0.54 4.01 $ 17.49 $ 36,390
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 100 0.47 3.50 (8) (8)
Bend-Redmond, OR 30 0.43 3.24 $ 21.54 $ 44,790
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 60 0.43 3.22 $ 26.79 $ 55,730
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,740 0.42 3.16 $ 29.86 $ 62,100
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 110 0.30 2.23 (8) (8)
Port St. Lucie, FL 40 0.29 2.17 $ 18.40 $ 38,270
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 220 0.27 2.01 $ 26.88 $ 55,910




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)
Columbus, OH 40 0.04 0.26 $ 33.95 $ 70,620
New Orleans-Metairie, LA (8) (8) (8) $ 30.06 $ 62,530
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,740 0.42 3.16 $ 29.86 $ 62,100
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI (8) (8) (8) $ 29.13 $ 60,590
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 180 0.14 1.04 $ 28.00 $ 58,250
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $ 27.99 $ 58,230
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 250 0.09 0.70 $ 27.95 $ 58,130
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 220 0.27 2.01 $ 26.88 $ 55,910
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 60 0.43 3.22 $ 26.79 $ 55,730
Kansas City, MO-KS 80 0.08 0.58 $ 25.49 $ 53,010

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 90 0.45 3.33 $ 18.01 $ 37,460
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 1.05 7.84 $ 18.14 $ 37,730
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.80 5.94 $ 15.04 $ 31,290
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 60 0.20 1.46 (8) (8)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.42 3.13 $ 13.61 $ 28,320

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)
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 1.05 7.84 $ 18.14 $ 37,730
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.80 5.94 $ 15.04 $ 31,290
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.45 3.33 $ 18.01 $ 37,460
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.42 3.13 $ 13.61 $ 28,320
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 2.47 $ 21.40 $ 44,510

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)
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 2.24 $ 21.69 $ 45,110
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 2.47 $ 21.40 $ 44,510
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 60 1.05 7.84 $ 18.14 $ 37,730
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.45 3.33 $ 18.01 $ 37,460
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.80 5.94 $ 15.04 $ 31,290


About May 2020 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021