The average hourly pay for a Locksmith in Chicago, Illinois is $16.27.
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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. One of the locksmith's main roles is repairing existing locks or installing new ones. They inspect existing locks to be repaired and offer an estimate based on labor time and any parts needed. …Read more
- 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
An early career Locksmith with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.00 based on 5 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.
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Employees with Locksmith in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 22.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (16.8% more) and Dallas, Texas (13.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (6.9% less).
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