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Average Locksmith Hourly Pay

$18.46
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,007
Bonus
$5,817
Commission
$4,000
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Locksmith is $18.46.
10%
$11.98
MEDIAN
$18.46
90%
$27.64
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $28
Bonus
$197 - $5,980
Profit Sharing
$2,035 - $7,547
Commission
$487 - $19,797
Total Pay
$26,599 - $61,742
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What Do Locksmiths Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Locksmith

3.8 out of 5
(139)
Highly Satisfied
10Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Locksmith

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Locksmiths?

Skills in Technical Services, Security Maintenance, Electronic Troubleshooting and Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Locksmiths?

An entry-level Locksmith with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.82 based on 21 salaries. An early career Locksmith with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.41 based on 206 salaries. A mid-career Locksmith with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.53 based on 115 salaries. An experienced Locksmith with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.24 based on 173 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
Employees with Locksmith in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 21.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (20.5% more) and Dallas, Texas (18.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (11.9% less), Houston, Texas (10.7% less) and Denver, Colorado (2.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 692 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.0%
Early Career
29.8%
Mid Career
16.6%
Experienced
25.0%
Late Career
25.6%