Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers

Design, fabricate, adjust, repair, or appraise jewelry, gold, silver, other precious metals, or gems. Include 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
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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)
28,970 4.8 % $14.11 $29,350 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.22 $9.40 $12.63 $16.98 $21.94
Annual Wage (2) $15,030 $19,550 $26,260 $35,310 $45,620

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores 12,010 $15.96 $33,200 1 4
Other miscellaneous manufacturing 11,180 $12.38 $25,760 2 12
Misc. durable goods merchant wholesalers 1,830 $13.38 $27,830 3 8
Household goods repair and maintenance 1,270 $14.21 $29,560 4 6
Nondepository credit intermediation 400 $12.91 $26,860 5 10

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Architectural and engineering services 180 $21.70 $45,150 7 1
Electronic shopping and mail-order houses 80 $18.70 $38,890 12 2
Chemical merchant wholesalers (6) $16.47 $34,260 (6) 3
Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores 12,010 $15.96 $33,200 1 4
Used merchandise stores 40 $14.29 $29,720 14 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New York 6,280 $13.68 $28,460 0.076% 497
South Dakota 270 $10.48 $21,800 0.074% 377
New Mexico 480 $10.24 $21,290 0.066% 451
Vermont 130 $10.85 $22,580 0.044% 410
Hawaii 210 $9.91 $20,620 0.038% 451

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Michigan 750 $20.56 $42,750 0.017% 253
Connecticut 210 $20.21 $42,040 0.013% 262
Maryland 230 $19.06 $39,640 0.009% 266
Arkansas 130 $18.66 $38,810 0.012% 157
Kansas 120 $17.96 $37,350 0.009% 211

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA MSA 1,050 $12.40 $25,790 0.204%
New York, NY PMSA 5,420 $13.42 $27,920 0.136%
Albuquerque, NM MSA 270 $10.55 $21,950 0.079%
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 3,090 $11.17 $23,240 0.077%
Billings, MT MSA 50 $11.71 $24,350 0.076%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 160 $22.48 $46,750 0.006%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA (6) $21.30 $44,290 (6)
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC MSA (6) $20.85 $43,370 (6)
Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI PMSA 90 $20.80 $43,260 0.011%
Hartford, CT MSA 50 $20.70 $43,060 0.008%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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