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Locksmith Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Locksmiths earn an average of $16.28 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — over a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and about two-fifths receive dental plans. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$23,326 - $58,386
(Median)
$23K
$36K
$58K
MEDIAN: $36,371
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$10.03 - $25.61
(Median)
$10
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$23,326 - $58,386  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,511  
Commission
$750 - $8,000  
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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$21,430 - $56,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 156
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $25.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.24 - $2.50  
Overtime
$15.95 - $39.53  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,511  
   
Commission
$750 - $8,000  
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).
)
$21,430 - $56,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 349

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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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Locksmiths. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $30K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $37K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $41K in this role. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $46K.

 
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Experience Affects Locksmith Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 36%
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