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Life As a Jeweler, Precious Stone or Metal Worker

Career Description 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.

Other Jeweler, Precious Stone or Metal Worker Job Titles

  • Jewelsmith
  • Diamond Polisher
  • Diamond Grader
  • Jewelry Repairer
  • Pewterer

Job Outlook for Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers

In the United States, there were 37,700 jobs for Jeweler, Precious Stone or Metal Worker in 2016. There is little to no growth in job opportunities for Jeweler, Precious Stone or Metal Worker. The BLS estimates 3,500 yearly job openings in this field.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Jeweler, Precious Stone or Metal Worker are Idaho, South Carolina, and Nevada. Watch out if you plan on working in Tennessee, New Mexico, or Wisconsin. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Salary for a Jeweler, Precious Stone or Metal Worker

The average yearly salary of a Jeweler, Precious Stone or Metal Worker ranges between $23,530 and $67,250.

Salary Ranges for Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers

Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers who work in Kentucky, New Jersey, or Wisconsin, make the highest salaries.

How much do Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers make in different U.S. states?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $41,320
Alaska $33,520
Arizona $45,860
Arkansas $43,880
California $40,940
Colorado $42,490
Connecticut $54,280
Delaware $46,690
Florida $41,300
Georgia $36,350
Hawaii $37,560
Idaho $42,040
Illinois $39,030
Indiana $41,220
Iowa $44,390
Kansas $44,200
Kentucky $55,840
Louisiana $36,820
Maine $43,950
Maryland $51,920
Massachusetts $44,480
Michigan $40,580
Minnesota $39,590
Mississippi $27,820
Missouri $38,330
Montana $34,950
Nebraska $30,680
Nevada $46,200
New Hampshire $48,280
New Jersey $54,870
New Mexico $30,480
New York $50,380
North Carolina $40,420
North Dakota $52,090
Ohio $38,180
Oklahoma $41,100
Oregon $52,580
Pennsylvania $42,670
Rhode Island $43,710
South Carolina $40,270
South Dakota $37,330
Tennessee $46,740
Texas $41,450
Utah $36,900
Vermont $40,010
Virginia $48,330
Washington $39,540
West Virginia $39,120
Wisconsin $52,050

Who Employs Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers?

Jeweler, Precious Stone or Metal Worker Sectors

The table below shows the approximate number of Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers employed by various industries.

Jeweler, Precious Stone or Metal Worker Industries

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