The median annual wage for jewelers and precious stone and metal workers was $37,060 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $21,640, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $67,210.
In May 2015, the median annual wages for jewelers and precious stone and metal workers in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
Clothing and clothing accessories stores
Jewelry and silverware manufacturing
Merchant wholesalers, durable goods
Jewelers who work in retail stores may earn commissions for jewelry sold.
Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers have varied work schedules. Self-employed workers often decide their own hours, and many work weekends, showing and selling their products at trade and craft shows. Retail store workers might also work nonstandard hours because they must be available when customers are not working, such as on holidays and weekends. About 1 in 4 worked part time in 2014.
Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers
Median annual wages, May 2015
Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers
Total, all occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics