Locksmith Salary (United States)

Men account for the majority of Locksmiths in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $16.09 per hour. The range in pay spans from $10.03 per hour to $25.55. Experience level and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although about a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and 40 percent get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction for Locksmiths is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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 (?
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$21,722 - $55,966  
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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.
Locksmiths with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. At career start, salaries are typically $30K, which grows to $36K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $41K after 10 to 20 years. A 20-year tenure heralds decreased salary growth, and Locksmiths who have made it this far report earning around $46K per year. The largest number of Locksmiths have one to 10 years of experience, followed by those with 10 to 20 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are the least common.

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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Home to some of the best pay for Locksmiths, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 26 percent above 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
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$36,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
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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