Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
16,970 4.2 % $21.03 $43,740 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.67 $14.86 $19.93 $26.51 $31.67
Annual Wage (2) $24,270 $30,910 $41,450 $55,140 $65,870


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 12,140 1.29 $19.50 $40,550
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,190 0.04 $25.33 $52,680
Elementary and Secondary Schools 540 0.01 $22.77 $47,360
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 480 0.01 $25.80 $53,670
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 350 0.02 $25.73 $53,510

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 12,140 1.29 $19.50 $40,550
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 270 0.34 $22.17 $46,110
Facilities Support Services 120 0.08 $23.95 $49,810
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,190 0.04 $25.33 $52,680
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 350 0.02 $25.73 $53,510

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 30 (7) $31.97 $66,490
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 30 (7) $30.98 $64,440
Junior Colleges 120 0.02 $27.51 $57,220
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 330 0.01 $27.27 $56,720
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 270 0.01 $27.14 $56,440


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 2,230 0.13 1.12 $24.34 $50,620
Florida 1,590 0.18 1.57 $19.66 $40,900
Texas 1,550 0.13 1.09 $19.54 $40,640
Illinois 830 0.14 1.18 $24.56 $51,080
New York 710 0.08 0.64 $26.07 $54,230




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)
Rhode Island 170 0.34 2.93 $20.43 $42,490
Louisiana 390 0.20 1.72 $19.29 $40,120
Alabama 370 0.19 1.61 $15.28 $31,780
Utah 270 0.18 1.56 $21.41 $44,520
Florida 1,590 0.18 1.57 $19.66 $40,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 30 0.11 0.91 $32.82 $68,260
District of Columbia 40 0.05 0.42 $30.10 $62,600
Connecticut 90 0.05 0.46 $28.85 $60,010
New York 710 0.08 0.64 $26.07 $54,230
Kansas 70 0.05 0.45 $25.00 $51,990





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 950 0.10 0.85 $24.48 $50,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 770 0.13 1.07 $23.97 $49,870
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 620 0.13 1.13 $25.31 $52,650
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 480 0.14 1.15 $20.95 $43,570
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 380 0.14 1.18 $24.77 $51,520
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 320 0.10 0.87 $27.56 $57,330
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 300 0.20 1.71 $25.39 $52,810
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 230 0.23 1.93 $17.08 $35,520
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 220 0.23 1.94 $20.78 $43,220
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 200 0.10 0.87 $16.59 $34,500




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)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 70 0.53 4.55 (8) (8)
Springfield, IL 50 0.52 4.42 $20.59 $42,820
Lancaster, PA 90 0.36 3.05 $20.18 $41,980
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 50 0.34 2.90 $22.69 $47,190
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 70 0.33 2.82 $22.67 $47,140
Lexington-Fayette, KY 90 0.32 2.70 $16.77 $34,880
Kennewick-Richland, WA 40 0.31 2.65 $17.85 $37,130
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 180 0.30 2.60 $21.29 $44,290
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 70 0.27 2.34 $21.32 $44,350
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 80 0.25 2.17 $24.59 $51,140




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) $31.64 $65,820
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 40 0.07 0.58 $29.03 $60,380
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 180 0.07 0.64 $28.71 $59,720
Springfield, MO (8) (8) (8) $28.32 $58,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 320 0.10 0.87 $27.56 $57,330
Peoria, IL (8) (8) (8) $27.27 $56,720
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 180 0.06 0.55 $26.86 $55,870
Salt Lake City, UT 150 0.21 1.78 $25.67 $53,390
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 300 0.20 1.71 $25.39 $52,810
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 620 0.13 1.13 $25.31 $52,650

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 Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 40 0.11 0.91 $20.35 $42,330
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 2.00 $18.37 $38,210

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 2.00 $18.37 $38,210
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 40 0.11 0.91 $20.35 $42,330

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) $28.70 $59,690
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.37 $42,370
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 40 0.11 0.91 $20.35 $42,330
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 2.00 $18.37 $38,210


About May 2018 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 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019