Locksmith Salary

A sizeable majority of Locksmiths in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $16.86 per hour. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about two in five lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and more than a third have dental, too. Job satisfaction for Locksmiths is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,822 - $61,372
$26K
$41K
$61K
MEDIAN: $40,819
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50%
90%

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$10.84 - $25.40
$11
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.93
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$0$61K
Salary $25,822 - $61,372
Bonus $300.00 - $5,000
Commission $397.32 - $15,951
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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$24,270 - $57,829
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 108
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $10.84 - $25.40
Hourly Tips $0.50
Overtime $16.79 - $38.48
Annual Data $0$57K
Bonus $300.00 - $5,000
Commission $397.32 - $15,951
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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$24,270 - $57,829
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 363

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.

Common Career Paths for Locksmith


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Locksmiths who transition into an upper level Locksmith or Safe Repairer position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Locksmith or Safe Repairer makes $39K a year.

Locksmith Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Locksmith

Pay by Experience for a Locksmith has a positive trend. An entry-level Locksmith with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 211 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Locksmith with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 119 salaries. An experienced Locksmith which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 141 salaries. A Locksmith with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 99 salaries.

Locksmith Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Locksmith?

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.

Locksmith in Portland:
"Troubleshooting."
Pros: Every day is different.
Cons: Very busy.

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Key Stats for Locksmith

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%

Experience Affects Locksmith Salaries

Late-Career
▲19%

Experienced
▲8%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$38,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Locksmith Salaries

Window or Door Installation
▲28%

Automotive
▲15%

Locksmith
▲10%

National Average
$38,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 40%