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Locksmith Salary

Men make up the majority of Locksmiths in the United States, bringing in about $16.20 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While some workers in this profession — over a third — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and two in five have dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$23,135 - $58,741
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MEDIAN: $36,699
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$10.05 - $25.49
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$23,135 - $58,741  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,522  
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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$21,599 - $56,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 142
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $25.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.24 - $2.46  
Overtime
$15.38 - $38.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,522  
   
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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$21,599 - $56,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 320
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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.


Locksmiths with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $30K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $36K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Locksmiths see a median salary of $40K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Locksmiths who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $46K.

Experience Affects Locksmith Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 36%