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Locksmith Salary

Locksmiths in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $16.34 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Although more than half have medical coverage and roughly two-fifths have dental coverage, over a third claim no health benefits at all. For the most part, Locksmiths enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,565 - $58,623
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$59K
MEDIAN: $36,055
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$10.06 - $25.77
(Median)
$10
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$23,565 - $58,623  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,501  
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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$21,595 - $57,082  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 152
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $25.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.24 - $2.50  
Overtime
$15.69 - $40.51  
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 - $2,501  
   
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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$21,595 - $57,082  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 336

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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.


For many Locksmiths, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $30K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $36K. Locksmiths bring in $41K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $45K.

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Experience Affects Locksmith Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

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: 64% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 35%