Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers

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2019 Workforce
34.5k
Average Age
47.8
Estimated Job Growth
−9.97%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$39,552
Average Male Salary
$41,691
Average Female Salary
$36,555

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 $39,552 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers by wage are Opticians, dispensing, Other construction and related workers, and Printing press operators.

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 Architectural, engineering & related services. Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers are paid most in Glendale City PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Navajo Nation PUMA, NM.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$39,552
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,048

In 2019, Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers earned an average of $39,552, $15,972 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Opticians, dispensing make somewhat more than Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers while Other construction and related workers 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

0.329
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.329, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers, by average wage, are Architectural, engineering & related services, Personal & household goods repair & maintenance, and Jewelry, luggage, & leather goods stores .

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Industries by Share

34.5k
2019 Workforce
± 4,562
21.5%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 16.2%

The number of people employed as Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers has been growing at a rate of 21.5%, from 28,414 people in 2018 to 34,534 people in 2019.

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  48.9%, followed by Miscellaneous manufacturing, n.e.c.  with 27.5% and Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers with 5.61%.

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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 49.7 and of female Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers is 45.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

20.2k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,485
14.4k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,944

58.4% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

53.7% of Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.9% of Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers, Asian (Non-Hispanic) 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

49.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.37
45.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.72

The median age of Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers is 47.8, and Male employees are generally 4.51 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, Active Listening, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers need more than the average amount of Equipment Selection, Repairing, and Operations Analysis.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers are expected to see a growth of −9.97% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers.
−9.97%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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