Locksmith Salary

Men account for the majority of Locksmiths in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $16.30 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most Locksmiths like their work and job satisfaction is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — over a third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and two in five have dental, too. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,995 - $57,406

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$10.06 - $25.57

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$23,995 - $57,406  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,750  
Total Pay (?
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$21,785 - $56,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $25.57  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.24 - $2.46  
Overtime
$15.96 - $39.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,750  
   
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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$21,785 - $56,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 373
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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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Locksmiths report a focused set of job skills. Locksmith and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service and Locksmith.

Pay by Experience Level for Locksmith

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Locksmiths, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $30K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $37K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $40K in this role. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $45K.

Locksmith Reviews

What is it like working as a Locksmith?

Locksmith in Phoenix:
"Learning new things daily."
Pros: I enjoy everything about being a locksmith, securing ones house and making them feel safe.
Cons: Not enough work to live.

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Experience Affects Locksmith Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Locksmith Salaries

National Average
$36,000

Locksmith
up arrow 11%

Customer Service
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 37%
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