Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers (51-9071)

Occupation 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.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 37,70035,200 -6.72,200 1,6003,550

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 20.2810.6913.36 18.2524.3131.32
Alaska 15.189.9210.83 13.6719.6523.07

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
193 15.843.8 31.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation8
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation4
UI claimants previously working in occupation1
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 40
Number of job position postings 2
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 20.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Long-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Jewelry Design and Repair Technician