Becoming a Jewelry Polisher via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Penn Foster Career School, one of the highest ranking online schools, is a US school (accredited) offering jewelry courses to train individuals to become top-notch jewelers, jewelry designers, jewelry makers, jewelry repairers, independent jewelers, jewelry polishers, bench jewelers, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 32,350 people employed as grinding and polishing workers, hand alone in America, and their average annual salary is $27,870. Colleges and universities like Penn Foster Career School that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Jewelry Polisher Salary Information

Category: Grinding and polishing workers, hand

Total # Employed in the US 32,350
Average Hourly Wage: $13.4/hr
Hourly Wage Range
$8.92 $10.51 $12.78 $15.59 $18.93
Average Yearly Salary $27,870
Yearly Salary Range
$18,550 $21,850 $26,580 $32,420 $39,380
Employment Demographics
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
24.9% 46.8% 18.0% 5.1% 4.3% 0.7% 0.1%
Grinding and polishing workers, hand — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Delaware $16.35/hr $34,000
Missouri $15.92/hr $33,120
Nebraska $15.88/hr $33,020
New Hampshire $15.48/hr $32,200
North Dakota $15.4/hr $32,040
Kansas $14.56/hr $30,280
Montana $14.25/hr $29,630
Puerto Rico $14.24/hr $29,620
North Carolina $14.07/hr $29,270
Wisconsin $13.97/hr $29,060
Virginia $13.93/hr $28,970
South Carolina $13.91/hr $28,940
Louisiana $13.85/hr $28,820
Mississippi $13.8/hr $28,700
Tennessee $13.45/hr $27,970
Utah $13.4/hr $27,860
Maryland $13.35/hr $27,760
Kentucky $13.34/hr $27,750
Massachusetts $13.31/hr $27,690
Oklahoma $13.24/hr $27,530
Arkansas $13.17/hr $27,390
Connecticut $13.14/hr $27,330
Idaho $12.82/hr $26,670
South Dakota $12.76/hr $26,550
Hawaii $12.72/hr $26,460
Oregon $12.59/hr $26,190
Colorado $12.54/hr $26,080
Wyoming $12.18/hr $25,320
Iowa $12.06/hr $25,080
Maine $12.04/hr $25,050
Washington $11.99/hr $24,930
New Mexico $11.95/hr $24,860
New York $11.92/hr $24,800
Nevada $11.85/hr $24,650
California $11.76/hr $24,470
Guam $11.36/hr $23,630
Alabama $11.2/hr $23,290
West Virginia $11.1/hr $23,080
Ohio $9.73/hr $20,250

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