Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Gunsmith is $38,884
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Gunsmiths?
An early career Gunsmith with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $37,189 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Gunsmith with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 8 salaries. In their late career (20 years and …Read more
What Do Gunsmiths Do?
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' …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.