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Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers in California

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Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers in California

Is California a good place for you to work as a Jeweler, Precious Stone or Metal Worker?

-4% Jobs Projection
$38,110 Median Salary
420 Job Openings

While jobs for Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers in California are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers in California is expected to decrease.

  • Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers in California earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers Work in California?

In 2018, there were 3,520 Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers working in the state.

There were 2,940 Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 580 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 340 Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers working in it, which means California has more Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers than average.

Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers in this state are declining at a rate of 4.5% which is a slower decline than the nationwide estimated projection of %.

Job Projections for Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 420 annual job openings, and a total of 4,200 jobs for California Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 3,500 annual jobs and 35,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers ranged from $24,800 to $55,740 with $38,110 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.92 to $26.8. The median hourly rate was $18.32.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $16.24 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $2.08.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,840 $38,580
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 280 $41,960
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 260 $33,470
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 110 $46,360
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 100 $43,840
Santa Rosa, CA 40 $38,690

Top States for Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 4,390 $43,290
California 3,520 $38,110
Texas 2,440 $38,200
Florida 1,260 $38,180
Illinois 760 $33,700
Michigan 750 $38,710
New Jersey 730 $56,880
Rhode Island 660 $38,280
Pennsylvania 660 $42,400
Ohio 640 $36,170
Massachusetts 520 $43,460
Arizona 520 $44,940
North Carolina 510 $38,210
Maryland 490 $54,630
Louisiana 460 $31,720
Washington 410 $39,010
Virginia 400 $50,470
Indiana 390 $40,170
Utah 390 $36,620
Georgia 380 $34,900

Below are the states where Jewelers, Precious Stone and Metal Workers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Kentucky $63,200
New Jersey $56,880
Wisconsin $54,720
Maryland $54,630
Virginia $50,470
Delaware $47,220
Kansas $45,580
New Hampshire $45,510
Maine $45,120
Connecticut $45,040

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