Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
23,200 4.1 % $19.40 $40,350 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.16 $13.03 $17.73 $23.34 $29.67
Annual Wage (2) $21,130 $27,110 $36,870 $48,550 $61,720


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 10,470 7.47 $20.51 $42,660
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 6,000 2.16 $17.41 $36,210
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 3,950 1.31 $19.40 $40,360
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 980 1.32 $18.48 $38,430
Specialized Design Services 290 0.23 $18.38 $38,220

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 10,470 7.47 $20.51 $42,660
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 6,000 2.16 $17.41 $36,210
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 980 1.32 $18.48 $38,430
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 3,950 1.31 $19.40 $40,360
Specialized Design Services 290 0.23 $18.38 $38,220

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 240 0.04 $24.99 $51,970
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 60 0.01 $24.20 $50,340
Management of Companies and Enterprises 160 0.01 $23.13 $48,120
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 10,470 7.47 $20.51 $42,660
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 3,950 1.31 $19.40 $40,360


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 4,910 0.56 3.25 $20.69 $43,030
California 3,010 0.20 1.16 $19.43 $40,410
Texas 2,150 0.19 1.12 $20.11 $41,830
Florida 1,060 0.14 0.80 $16.96 $35,280
Michigan 660 0.16 0.95 $17.63 $36,660




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 570 1.23 7.16 $18.65 $38,790
New York 4,910 0.56 3.25 $20.69 $43,030
New Mexico 390 0.49 2.86 $13.73 $28,570
Louisiana 570 0.30 1.74 $16.02 $33,330
Hawaii 180 0.30 1.75 $15.53 $32,300




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 210 0.13 0.73 $23.58 $49,050
New Hampshire 70 0.11 0.66 $23.39 $48,640
Massachusetts 520 0.16 0.92 $22.86 $47,540
Arkansas 130 0.11 0.63 $22.69 $47,200
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $22.61 $47,030





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 4,330 0.80 4.68 $21.03 $43,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,440 0.35 2.07 $18.68 $38,860
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 650 0.29 1.68 $20.41 $42,450
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 650 1.17 6.81 $19.08 $39,690
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 460 0.12 0.72 $20.49 $42,630
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 390 0.14 0.80 $17.89 $37,210
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 340 0.19 1.12 $23.25 $48,350
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 340 0.26 1.49 $19.67 $40,910
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 320 0.28 1.65 $18.14 $37,720
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 270 0.11 0.66 $22.70 $47,220




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 1.17 6.81 $19.08 $39,690
Rapid City, SD 70 1.16 6.78 $15.68 $32,610
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,330 0.80 4.68 $21.03 $43,740
Santa Fe, NM 50 0.78 4.54 $17.18 $35,740
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 30 0.65 3.80 $18.90 $39,310
Albuquerque, NM 240 0.64 3.75 $13.52 $28,130
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 40 0.38 2.21 $17.27 $35,910
Naples-Marco Island, FL 40 0.35 2.07 $19.82 $41,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,440 0.35 2.07 $18.68 $38,860
Honolulu, HI 150 0.34 1.99 $16.13 $33,550




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) $34.91 $72,610
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $26.83 $55,810
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.20 1.15 $26.42 $54,950
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $26.33 $54,770
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.24 $54,570
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 30 0.11 0.62 $25.51 $53,050
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 220 0.23 1.35 $25.30 $52,620
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 40 0.15 0.86 $23.42 $48,710
Wichita, KS (8) (8) (8) $23.34 $48,540
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 340 0.19 1.12 $23.25 $48,350

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 1.23 7.19 $13.20 $27,450
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 2.81 $16.33 $33,970
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.20 1.15 $15.33 $31,880
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 1.65 $15.46 $32,160
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.68 3.98 $25.85 $53,780

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 1.23 7.19 $13.20 $27,450
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.68 3.98 $25.85 $53,780
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 2.81 $16.33 $33,970
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.44 2.59 $13.49 $28,060
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 1.93 $12.18 $25,340

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 50 0.68 3.98 $25.85 $53,780
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 1.14 $23.11 $48,060
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 0.90 $22.40 $46,600
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.59 $20.74 $43,130
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 2.81 $16.33 $33,970


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015