Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
22,890 3.9 % $19.24 $40,010 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.59 $12.70 $17.08 $23.17 $29.89
Annual Wage (2) $19,950 $26,420 $35,520 $48,190 $62,170


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 11,310 8.08 $20.61 $42,880
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 6,460 2.35 $17.05 $35,460
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 3,010 0.99 $19.10 $39,730
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 790 1.11 $17.76 $36,940
Specialized Design Services 300 0.24 $17.09 $35,540

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 11,310 8.08 $20.61 $42,880
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 6,460 2.35 $17.05 $35,460
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 790 1.11 $17.76 $36,940
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 3,010 0.99 $19.10 $39,730
Specialized Design Services 300 0.24 $17.09 $35,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 60 0.01 $24.21 $50,370
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 70 0.11 $20.87 $43,420
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 11,310 8.08 $20.61 $42,880
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 150 0.02 $19.28 $40,100
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 3,010 0.99 $19.10 $39,730


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 4,060 0.47 2.72 $20.97 $43,610
California 2,690 0.18 1.06 $19.22 $39,980
Texas 2,230 0.20 1.18 $17.89 $37,210
Florida 1,280 0.17 0.99 $16.26 $33,820
Massachusetts 890 0.27 1.58 $24.03 $49,980




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 560 1.22 7.05 $15.84 $32,950
New York 4,060 0.47 2.72 $20.97 $43,610
New Mexico 340 0.43 2.51 $13.45 $27,970
Hawaii 220 0.37 2.16 $14.89 $30,970
Louisiana 540 0.29 1.67 $17.26 $35,910




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire 60 0.10 0.58 $29.73 $61,830
Idaho 100 0.16 0.94 $27.26 $56,690
Arizona 550 0.22 1.28 $25.10 $52,200
Massachusetts 890 0.27 1.58 $24.03 $49,980
Connecticut 170 0.10 0.59 $23.55 $48,970





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 3,850 0.73 4.25 $21.33 $44,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,060 0.27 1.54 $17.47 $36,330
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 650 1.20 6.96 $16.82 $34,990
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 650 0.37 2.14 $24.31 $50,550
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 630 0.23 1.33 $17.93 $37,290
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 610 0.29 1.66 $18.20 $37,860
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 460 0.12 0.72 $21.16 $44,010
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 380 0.21 1.22 (8) (8)
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 370 0.29 1.68 $20.22 $42,050
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 370 0.33 1.93 $18.00 $37,440




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 650 1.20 6.96 $16.82 $34,990
Rapid City, SD 70 1.14 6.58 $16.30 $33,900
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,850 0.73 4.25 $21.33 $44,380
Idaho Falls, ID 30 0.69 4.02 (8) (8)
Albuquerque, NM 210 0.57 3.31 $13.80 $28,700
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 60 0.52 3.01 $14.87 $30,930
Santa Fe, NM 30 0.51 2.98 $15.61 $32,480
Honolulu, HI 200 0.46 2.65 $15.44 $32,120
Barnstable Town, MA 40 0.45 2.63 $28.14 $58,540
Naples-Marco Island, FL 50 0.42 2.42 $19.23 $39,990




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)
Corpus Christi, TX (8) (8) (8) $34.39 $71,540
Barnstable Town, MA 40 0.45 2.63 $28.14 $58,540
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 150 0.15 0.85 $26.50 $55,120
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 190 0.18 1.04 $25.50 $53,030
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 160 0.17 1.01 $25.18 $52,370
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.90 $51,800
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 650 0.37 2.14 $24.31 $50,550
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $24.21 $50,360
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 70 0.13 0.77 $24.15 $50,220
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.11 0.61 $24.00 $49,920

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)
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.52 2.99 $15.96 $33,200
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 1.68 $16.20 $33,700
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 1.24 $21.40 $44,500
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 1.12 $15.49 $32,220
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.12 0.70 (8) (8)

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)
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.52 2.99 $15.96 $33,200
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 1.68 $16.20 $33,700
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 1.24 $21.40 $44,500
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 1.12 $15.49 $32,220
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 0.85 $23.33 $48,530

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)
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.81 $68,240
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 0.85 $23.33 $48,530
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 1.24 $21.40 $44,500
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.96 $43,590
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.16 $37,780


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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