Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers

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Total Workforce

20k

Average Age

51.5

Estimated Job Growth

-6.63%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$37,777

Average Male Salary

$44,284

Average Female Salary

$28,226

About

Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers are most often employed by the Jewelry, luggage, & leather goods stores  industry. The average yearly wage for Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers was $37,777 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers by wage are Meter readers, utilities, Miscellaneous material moving workers, including mine shuttle car operators, & tank car, truck, & ship loaders, and Animal trainers.

Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers are part of the Production Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, & systems assemblers, Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, Engine & other machine assemblers, Structural metal fabricators & fitters, Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators, Bakers, Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, Food & tobacco roasting, baking, & drying machine operators & tenders, Food batchmakers, Food cooking machine operators & tenders, Food processing workers, all other, Computer control programmers & operators, Extruding & drawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Rolling machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machinists, Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, Tool & die makers, Welding, soldering, & brazing workers, Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, Prepress technicians & workers, Printing press operators, Print binding & finishing workers, Laundry & drycleaning workers, Pressers, textile, garment, & related materials, Sewing machine operators, Shoe & leather workers, Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers, Textile knitting & weaving machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile bleaching & dyeing, & cutting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Upholsterers, Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers, Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters, Furniture finishers, Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood, Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing, Miscellaneous woodworkers, including model makers & patternmakers, Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers, Stationary engineers & boiler operators, Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators, Miscellaneous plant & system operators, Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders, Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers, Cutting workers, Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders, Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers, Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers, Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians, Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, Painting workers, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Adhesive bonding machine operators & tenders, Etchers & engravers, Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, Tire builders, Helpersproduction workers, and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors

The top 3 locations that employ the most Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers are Navajo Nation PUMA, NM. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers are Navajo Nation PUMA, NM.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Jewelry, luggage, & leather goods stores is the industry that employs the most Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers, by average wage, is Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers. Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers are paid most in Bensonhurst & Bath Beach PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Navajo Nation PUMA, NM.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$37,777

AVERAGE SALARY

± $8,623

In 2017, Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers earned an average of $37,777, $14,287 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Animal trainers make somewhat more than Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers while Meter readers, utilities make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.307

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.307, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers, by number of employees, are Jewelry, luggage, & leather goods stores , Miscellaneous manufacturing, n.e.c. , and Personal & household goods repair & maintenance.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers, by average wage, are Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers, Personal & household goods repair & maintenance, and Jewelry, luggage, & leather goods stores .

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Industries by Share

20k

2017 Workforce

± 3,475

-19.3%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 28.9%

The number of people employed as Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers has been declining at a rate of -19.3%, from 24,833 people in 2016 to 20,041 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers employed by various industries. Jewelry, luggage, & leather goods stores employs the largest share of Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers at  54.3%, followed by Miscellaneous manufacturing, n.e.c.  with 28.3% and Personal & household goods repair & maintenance with 6.08%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers in the US. The average age of male Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers in the workforce is 53.9 and of female Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers is 48.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers is White.

Gender Composition

11.9k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,680

8.12k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,212

59.5% of Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers

  1. White

  2. Other

  3. Asian

73.4% of Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.9% of Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers, Other is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers.

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Age by Gender

53.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.45

48.1

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 4.03

The median age of Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers is 51.5, and Male employees are generally 5.86 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers is Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers need many skills, but most especially Quality Control Analysis, Critical Thinking, and Judgment and Decision Making. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers need more than the average amount of Operations Analysis, Equipment Selection, and Management of Financial Resources.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers are expected to see a growth of -6.63% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-6.63%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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