Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers


Design, fabricate, adjust, repair, or appraise jewelry, gold, silver, other precious metals, or gems. Include 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.


Top Industry of Employment

  1. Miscellaneous Shopping Goods Stores

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 290 17.43 9.50 21.39 36,250 19,770 44,500
St Joseph MSA 20 14.09 10.26 16.00 29,300 21,340 33,280
St Louis MSA 210 17.51 11.50 20.51 36,420 23,920 42,670
Kansas City* 50 16.77 12.13 19.09 34,884 25,235 39,708
Ozark Region* 20 16.24 7.73 20.50 33,786 16,084 42,637
St. Louis City* 20 16.62 11.89 18.98 34,569 24,732 39,488
St. Louis County* 80 16.63 9.44 20.22 34,582 19,639 42,054

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 520 510 -10 -1.92 14 Caution
Kansas City MSA 60 60 .00 2 Caution
Central Region* 30 30 .00 1 Caution
Northwest Region* 20 20 .00 1 Caution
Ozark Region* 30 30 .00 1 Caution

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This profession generally requires Vocational training in one of the following
Watchmaking and Jewelrymaking