Salary for Locksmiths and Safe Repairers

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Also known as:  Key Maker, Keysmith, Lock Expert, Lock Fitter, Lock Setter, Lock Technician, Locksmith, Safe and Vault Installer, Safe and Vault Mechanic helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

These employees mainly repair, inspect, test, maintain and install locks. They may also make keys, install or repair safes, or change a lock or safe combination. To be considered for this position a high school diploma usually required. Once hired, an employer may require up to a year of formal on-site job training before an employee can start work.

A Locksmith and Safe Repairer will normally get a pay level of $27,080 to $69,170 based on the level of seniority. get salaries of fourty-six thousand two hundred and fourty dollars on a yearly basis.

obtain the most salary in District of Columbia, where they receive a compensation of close to about $64,250. Employees who work in this job make the greatest compensation in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they earn salary pay of $67,230.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 40.46 percent nationwide in that time.


Locksmiths and Safe Repairers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Public Administration
Accommodation and Food Services
Educational Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Retail Trade
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Wholesale Trade