Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
21,640 3.6 % $18.37 $38,200 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.22 $12.30 $16.36 $22.15 $29.72
Annual Wage (2) $19,170 $25,580 $34,030 $46,080 $61,820


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 10,250 7.58 $20.10 $41,800
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 7,320 2.75 $16.29 $33,890
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,940 0.67 $17.46 $36,330
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 750 1.09 $17.52 $36,450
Specialized Design Services 310 0.27 $15.79 $32,850

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 10,250 7.58 $20.10 $41,800
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 7,320 2.75 $16.29 $33,890
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 750 1.09 $17.52 $36,450
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1,940 0.67 $17.46 $36,330
Specialized Design Services 310 0.27 $15.79 $32,850

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 140 0.02 $29.96 $62,320
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 10,250 7.58 $20.10 $41,800
Management of Companies and Enterprises 110 0.01 $18.79 $39,090
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 100 0.04 $18.34 $38,150
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 750 1.09 $17.52 $36,450


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 3,470 0.41 2.44 $19.99 $41,580
California 2,300 0.16 0.97 $18.33 $38,130
Texas 2,020 0.20 1.16 $15.39 $32,020
Florida 1,430 0.20 1.19 $16.49 $34,300
Massachusetts 770 0.25 1.45 $21.85 $45,460




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 620 1.37 8.10 $17.62 $36,640
New Mexico 400 0.52 3.06 $13.20 $27,450
Hawaii 270 0.47 2.78 $13.27 $27,610
New York 3,470 0.41 2.44 $19.99 $41,580
Louisiana 570 0.31 1.85 $16.52 $34,360




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 120 0.08 0.45 $26.56 $55,240
Minnesota 320 0.12 0.72 $22.77 $47,360
New Jersey 450 0.12 0.71 $22.17 $46,110
Pennsylvania 740 0.13 0.79 $22.10 $45,970
Massachusetts 770 0.25 1.45 $21.85 $45,460





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 3,210 0.63 3.76 $19.46 $40,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 990 0.26 1.54 $15.06 $31,330
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 800 1.50 8.87 $18.31 $38,090
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 500 0.24 1.44 $14.95 $31,090
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 490 0.14 0.81 $16.57 $34,470
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 390 0.15 0.90 $14.70 $30,580
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 370 0.22 1.31 $22.83 $47,480
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 320 0.19 1.12 (8) (8)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 280 0.12 0.74 $16.14 $33,570
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 270 0.20 1.16 $20.19 $42,000




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-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 800 1.50 8.87 $18.31 $38,090
Rapid City, SD 80 1.28 7.60 $14.83 $30,840
Santa Fe, NM 50 0.90 5.37 $18.73 $38,960
Barnstable Town, MA 60 0.68 4.03 $22.30 $46,390
Albuquerque, NM 250 0.68 4.04 $13.00 $27,040
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,210 0.63 3.76 $19.46 $40,480
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 140 0.58 3.45 $16.09 $33,460
Honolulu, HI 230 0.54 3.17 $12.39 $25,780
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 250 0.30 1.78 (8) (8)
Provo-Orem, UT 50 0.30 1.80 $13.79 $28,690




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)
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 40 0.17 1.01 $30.05 $62,500
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 70 0.17 1.03 $29.95 $62,290
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.13 0.76 $29.19 $60,720
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 80 0.16 0.94 $28.65 $59,590
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 200 0.12 0.68 $26.29 $54,690
Lancaster, PA (8) (8) (8) $26.00 $54,090
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 120 0.10 0.59 $24.17 $50,270
St. Louis, MO-IL 120 0.09 0.54 $23.10 $48,050
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 90 0.09 0.54 $23.10 $48,050
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 370 0.22 1.31 $22.83 $47,480

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 80 1.24 7.37 $10.07 $20,950
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 2.41 $15.50 $32,240
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.73 4.31 $13.74 $28,580
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 30 0.37 2.16 $18.34 $38,140
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 1.88 $20.47 $42,570

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 80 1.24 7.37 $10.07 $20,950
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.73 4.31 $13.74 $28,580
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.43 2.57 $14.96 $31,110
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 2.41 $15.50 $32,240
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 30 0.37 2.16 $18.34 $38,140

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 1.88 $20.47 $42,570
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 30 0.37 2.16 $18.34 $38,140
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.08 $33,440
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 2.41 $15.50 $32,240
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.43 2.57 $14.96 $31,110


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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