Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
25,270 4.8 % $20.38 $42,380 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.40 $13.17 $17.82 $24.01 $32.31
Annual Wage (2) $21,640 $27,400 $37,060 $49,930 $67,210


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 10,620 7.64 $20.68 $43,010
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 7,160 2.54 $20.07 $41,740
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 4,190 1.40 $20.54 $42,730
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 830 1.12 $19.20 $39,940
Specialized Design Services 460 0.35 $15.34 $31,900

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 10,620 7.64 $20.68 $43,010
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 7,160 2.54 $20.07 $41,740
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 4,190 1.40 $20.54 $42,730
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 830 1.12 $19.20 $39,940
Specialized Design Services 460 0.35 $15.34 $31,900

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 190 0.01 $24.56 $51,070
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 130 0.21 $24.14 $50,210
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 300 0.05 $23.63 $49,140
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores 10,620 7.64 $20.68 $43,010
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 4,190 1.40 $20.54 $42,730


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 6,100 0.68 3.70 $23.86 $49,630
California 2,870 0.19 1.01 $18.49 $38,450
Texas 2,790 0.24 1.31 $20.73 $43,120
Florida 1,190 0.15 0.82 $17.38 $36,160
New Jersey 800 0.20 1.11 $23.11 $48,060




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 720 1.53 8.35 $20.73 $43,120
New York 6,100 0.68 3.70 $23.86 $49,630
Vermont 170 0.56 3.03 $19.24 $40,030
New Mexico 370 0.46 2.51 $13.39 $27,860
South Dakota 130 0.32 1.72 $16.92 $35,200




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 70 0.11 0.61 $28.34 $58,950
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $24.75 $51,490
Arkansas 130 0.11 0.59 $23.88 $49,670
New York 6,100 0.68 3.70 $23.86 $49,630
Washington 350 0.12 0.64 $23.59 $49,060





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,640 0.87 4.75 $24.15 $50,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,260 0.31 1.67 $17.62 $36,660
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 920 0.40 2.16 $22.56 $46,930
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 850 1.52 8.31 $20.41 $42,460
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 370 0.38 2.07 (8) (8)
Austin-Round Rock, TX 360 0.38 2.09 $17.81 $37,040
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 350 0.30 1.64 $16.29 $33,880
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.21 1.14 $16.81 $34,960
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 300 0.24 1.29 (8) (8)
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 280 0.21 1.13 $17.47 $36,330




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)
Rapid City, SD 100 1.61 8.79 $16.54 $34,410
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 850 1.52 8.31 $20.41 $42,460
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,640 0.87 4.75 $24.15 $50,240
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 30 0.68 3.70 $18.73 $38,970
Santa Fe, NM 40 0.64 3.48 $17.44 $36,270
Albuquerque, NM 180 0.48 2.63 $13.71 $28,510
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 40 0.44 2.40 $17.85 $37,120
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 920 0.40 2.16 $22.56 $46,930
Rochester, NY 200 0.39 2.11 $20.20 $42,010
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 370 0.38 2.07 (8) (8)




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)
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR (8) (8) (8) $29.02 $60,360
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 140 0.09 0.50 $27.40 $56,980
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 60 0.19 1.01 $25.70 $53,460
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.15 0.80 $25.70 $53,450
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 160 0.16 0.88 $25.11 $52,230
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 150 0.13 0.73 $24.76 $51,500
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 190 0.11 0.58 $24.16 $50,250
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,640 0.87 4.75 $24.15 $50,240
Pittsburgh, PA 180 0.16 0.85 $24.04 $50,010
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 100 0.11 0.63 $23.98 $49,870

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 140 1.27 6.93 $18.69 $38,880
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 130 2.10 11.44 $12.28 $25,540
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 80 0.26 1.40 $17.34 $36,070
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.44 2.42 $20.31 $42,250
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 1.61 $16.75 $34,850

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 130 2.10 11.44 $12.28 $25,540
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 140 1.27 6.93 $18.69 $38,880
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.44 2.42 $20.31 $42,250
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 2.19 $21.96 $45,670
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 1.87 $16.17 $33,640

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 0.76 $24.22 $50,370
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 2.19 $21.96 $45,670
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.94 $21.71 $45,150
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.44 2.42 $20.31 $42,250
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.98 $18.71 $38,920


About May 2015 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.

(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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016