Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers

Repair and open locks; make keys; change locks and safe combinations; and install and repair safes.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
15,850 3.9 % $18.05 $37,550 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.07 $12.90 $17.09 $22.41 $27.63
Annual Wage (2) $20,950 $26,830 $35,550 $46,610 $57,460


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Investigation and Security Services 11,260 1.44 $16.83 $35,000
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,070 0.04 $21.39 $44,500
Elementary and Secondary Schools 350 0.00 $21.63 $44,990
State Government (OES Designation) 340 0.02 $22.46 $46,730
Local Government (OES Designation) 320 0.01 $23.12 $48,100

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Investigation and Security Services 11,260 1.44 $16.83 $35,000
Support Activities for Road Transportation 130 0.17 $12.71 $26,430
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 60 0.09 $21.07 $43,830
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 190 0.09 $18.20 $37,850
Facilities Support Services 110 0.08 $22.93 $47,690

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 270 0.01 $25.00 $51,990
Junior Colleges 100 0.01 $24.24 $50,410
Traveler Accommodation 160 0.01 $23.20 $48,260
Local Government (OES Designation) 320 0.01 $23.12 $48,100
Facilities Support Services 110 0.08 $22.93 $47,690


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,130 0.15 1.22 $20.95 $43,570
Florida 1,200 0.17 1.35 $16.23 $33,750
Texas 1,180 0.12 0.94 $15.97 $33,220
New York 950 0.11 0.91 $20.13 $41,880
Illinois 650 0.12 0.95 $19.56 $40,680




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 460 0.22 1.72 $20.63 $42,900
Oregon 330 0.21 1.71 $15.69 $32,630
Arizona 450 0.19 1.52 $17.05 $35,470
Maine 100 0.18 1.42 $15.43 $32,100
Alabama 320 0.18 1.40 $11.82 $24,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 70 0.11 0.86 $25.63 $53,300
New Jersey 480 0.13 1.02 $22.96 $47,760
Nevada 190 0.17 1.38 $22.58 $46,970
New Hampshire 60 0.10 0.82 $22.12 $46,010
Massachusetts 410 0.13 1.04 $22.03 $45,830

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.13 1.08 $20.99 $43,650
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 500 0.10 0.80 $23.09 $48,020
Denver-Aurora, CO 330 0.28 2.22 $20.78 $43,210
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 310 0.09 0.71 $19.97 $41,540
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 300 0.18 1.41 $18.71 $38,920
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.21 1.67 $22.67 $47,150
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 270 0.16 1.31 $22.79 $47,410
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 220 0.23 1.86 $16.60 $34,540
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 220 0.23 1.85 $16.37 $34,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 210 0.09 0.75 $21.92 $45,590




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 130 1.04 8.34 $13.51 $28,090
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 140 0.56 4.49 $13.56 $28,200
Naples-Marco Island, FL 60 0.53 4.28 $18.43 $38,340
Champaign-Urbana, IL 50 0.52 4.14 $18.20 $37,850
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 50 0.50 4.02 $13.93 $28,970
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 60 0.45 3.59 $26.43 $54,960
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 80 0.43 3.41 $14.46 $30,070
Topeka, KS 40 0.40 3.19 $12.83 $26,690
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 70 0.38 3.08 $12.85 $26,720
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 180 0.38 3.05 $11.43 $23,780




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $30.18 $62,770
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 60 0.45 3.59 $26.43 $54,960
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 30 0.15 1.24 $26.35 $54,810
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH (8) (8) (8) $26.25 $54,600
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.73 $53,530
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 130 0.17 1.34 $25.24 $52,490
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 80 0.10 0.77 $25.03 $52,060
Norwich-New London, CT-RI (8) (8) (8) $24.90 $51,790
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 30 0.06 0.45 $23.86 $49,630
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 30 0.27 2.17 $23.73 $49,370

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 3.05 $16.24 $33,770

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 3.05 $16.24 $33,770

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.79 $51,550
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 3.05 $16.24 $33,770
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $14.27 $29,680
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.97 $29,060
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $12.32 $25,620


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011