A Locksmith earns an average wage of $16.63 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Window or Door Installation, Automotive, and Locksmith.
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$24,090 - $56,333
(Median)
$24K
$38K
$56K
MEDIAN: $38,488
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$10.15 - $25.16
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$10
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,090 - $56,333  
   
Bonus
$408.51 - $3,575  
Commission
$204.26 - $15,508  
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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$22,212 - $55,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.15 - $25.16  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.19  
Overtime
$15.81 - $41.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$408.51 - $3,575  
   
Commission
$204.26 - $15,508  
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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$22,212 - $55,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 362
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Job Description for Locksmith

A locksmith works with locks, keys and other security measures. Tasks commonly performed by locksmiths include installing and repairing locks for customers, and cutting and copying keys for their use; they may also help provide access to an owner that is accidentally locked out of a residence or vehicle.

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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.

Locksmith Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Locksmith in Lewisville:
"Raise the Bar."
Always use correct tools and parts. Nothing short of perfect will do. Never hesitate to ask for advice from other, more experienced locksmiths. Remember this is a service, so serve like lives depend on the excellence of your work!

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 20%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Locksmith Salaries

Window or Door Installation
up arrow 32%

Automotive
up arrow 19%

Locksmith
up arrow 14%

National Average
$36,000

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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