A Locksmith earns an average wage of $16.59 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Window or Door Installation, Automotive, and Locksmith.
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$24,124 - $56,899
$24K
$39K
$57K
MEDIAN: $39,498
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90%

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$10.20 - $25.06
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$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.59
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,124 - $56,899  
   
Bonus
$350.00 - $3,549  
Commission
$391.49 - $8,170  
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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$22,465 - $55,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.20 - $25.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.38  
Overtime
$15.91 - $40.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$350.00 - $3,549  
   
Commission
$391.49 - $8,170  
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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$22,465 - $55,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 376

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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

  • Select, install, and update locks and related hardware.
  • Disassemble, repair, and troubleshoot problems with locks.
  • Maintain equipment, including master keys, inventory, parts, warrantees, and records.
  • Analyze site to identify security measures for doors, windows, and other points of access.

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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

Q: What is it like working as a Locksmith?

Locksmith in Washington:
"Satisfaction is Key."
If you wish to get rich in this industry, you're in it for the wrong reasons, and you will fail. If you're in it to be able to look back with pride, and say, "I did that". Then this job is for you.

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!

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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Key Stats for Locksmith

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.
032
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Locksmith Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Locksmith Salaries

Window or Door Installation
up arrow 31%

Automotive
up arrow 18%

Locksmith
up arrow 13%

National Average
$37,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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