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Stone Setter Salary
in Virginia, United States

$31,165 (USD)

Average Salary

$15/hr

Average Hourly

$386

Average Bonus

Last updated: January 28, 2020

The average pay for a Stone Setter is $31,165 a year and $15 an hour in Virginia, United States. The average salary range for a Stone Setter is between $24,127 and $36,873. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Virginia, United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Sets precious, semiprecious, or ornamental stones in rings, earrings, bracelets, brooches, metal optical frames, and other jeweled items, using handtools: places item in vise.
  • Cuts and files setting to accommodate stones, using files, chisels, and hand or electric drills.
  • Positions stone in setting and fixes in place by pressing prongs around stone, by raising retaining metal ridge around stone, or by tapping edges of setting with setting tool and hammer, forcing metal against stone.
  • Smooths edges, using emery file and pointed steel tool.
  • Examines union of stone and setting, using magnifying glass.
  • May drill holes in settings preparatory to setting stones in piece.
  • May replace stones in rings.
  • May be designated according to stone set as diamond setter or according to item worked on as stone setter, metal optical frames.
Stone Setter Job Prevalence in Virginia, United States

Job family: Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers

Job family population: 25,910

Estimated population of Stone Setter jobs: 380

Rate of error: 4.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2025:
$36,129
5 Year Change:
16 %
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About Virginia, United States

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Description: Virginia ( (listen)), officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States located between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most populous city, and Fairfax County is the most populous political subdivision. The Commonwealth's estimated population as of 2018 is over 8.5 million.The area's history begins with...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Stone Setter is $31,165 a year and $15 an hour in Virginia, United States. The average salary range for a Stone Setter is between $24,127 and $36,873. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Virginia, United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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