Locksmith Salary (United States)

Locksmiths in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $16.09 per hour. Compensation generally starts at $10.03 per hour and does not exceed $25.55. Career duration and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. About a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and 40 percent claim dental coverage as well. For the most part, Locksmiths enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Locksmith Salary (?
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$23,813 - $58,669
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MEDIAN: $36,612
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Locksmith Salary (?
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$10.03 - $25.55
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$23,813 - $58,669  
   
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$0.00 - $2,586  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,722 - $55,966  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 145
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $25.55  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.24 - $2.50  
Overtime
$15.12 - $38.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,586  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,722 - $55,966  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 305
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Job Description for Locksmith

A locksmith is an expert in doors, keys and entryways. Duties may include tasks such as replacing doorknob kits, installing doors, screens, or windows, changing locks, and setting up accessibility. Locksmiths they work on more than just houses; they may be working with keys on a car, filing cabinets, fire safes, security gates or anything else that requires physical access.
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Locksmith Tasks
  • Maintain equipment, including master keys, inventory, parts, warrantees, and records.
  • Analyze site to identify security measures for doors, windows, and other points of access.
  • Select, install, and update locks and related hardware.
  • Disassemble, repair, and troubleshoot problems with locks.

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Pay by Experience Level for Locksmith

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Locksmiths, experience seems to be a major factor in determining pay. Starting out, salaries are typically $30K, which grows to $36K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $41K. As Locksmiths reach 20 years on the job, salary increases slow down a bit, averaging $46K. Locksmiths with one to 10 years in the field are most commonly found while those with 10 to 20 years of experience are harder to spot. The rarest group is the one with the most experience to boot—more than 20 years.

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Los Angeles
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Dallas
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National Average
$36,000
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For Locksmiths, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 26 percent greater than the national average. Locksmiths will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+23 percent) and Dallas (+10 percent).

Experience Affects Locksmith Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 13%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$36,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 36%
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