Jewelry appraiser PricewaterhouseCoopers has published a report that ranks the jewelry appraiser industry on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 means the appraiser is not qualified and 10 means the appraisal is considered very high quality.
Pricewaterhous are considered high quality by the industry, according to the report.
The company, which is owned by the New York-based global appraiser company, estimates that there are about 2,500 appraisers in the US.
The report ranks the appraisers on a five-point scale, with a “1” being the most professional and “5” being most highly qualified.
According to the company, the median appraiser’s salary is $150,000 and the median compensation is $115,000.
The median appraisalship is about $75,000, the report said.
The top-rated appraiser was Dov Charney, a partner at New York law firm Covington & Garvey LLP, who earned a salary of $150.5 million and an annual compensation of $195 million, according the report released Wednesday.
The highest-rated appraisal was Daniel P. Sohn, the chief financial officer of the Chicago-based jewelry company Dov Schmoe, who made $150 million and a salary in the $165 million range, according Pricewaterhouses research.
Pricewatch ranked the jewelry industry as one of the highest in terms of quality, the company said.