The average hourly pay for a Gunsmith is $15.71.
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Job Description for Gunsmith
A gunsmith designs and builds firearms for clients, as well as repairs existing weapons. This position requires extensive knowledge of firearms, and it may be a full-time or part-time position for an employer or as an independent agent. When gunsmiths design a new weapon, they may work completely from scratch or they may customize existing weapons for their clients; throughout the design and development process, gunsmiths must talk with their clients to ensure they are meeting the customers' nee…Read more
- Inspect, clean, diagnose and maintain small arms weapons.
- Perform repairs and upgrade weapons.
- Train users on weapon handling, maintenance and firing.
- Maintain inventory of current weapons, ammunition, parts, tools, cleaning equipment and other items.
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Skills in Precision Machining, Machine Operation and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Mechanical Tool Repair and Tools.
Pay by Experience Level for Gunsmith
An entry-level Gunsmith with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.67 based on 51 salaries. An early career Gunsmith with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.90 based on 117 salaries. A mid-career Gunsmith with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.00 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Gunsmith with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.85 based on 37 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Gunsmith in their job title in Colorado Springs, Colorado earn an average of 14.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Fayetteville, North Carolina (0.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Charlotte, North Carolina (17.1% less).
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