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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers
Industry profile for Locksmiths and Safe Repairers
Geographic profile for Locksmiths and Safe Repairers

National estimates for Locksmiths and Safe Repairers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Locksmiths and Safe Repairers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
16,180 6.1 % $ 22.23 $ 46,240 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Locksmiths and Safe Repairers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.02 $ 16.20 $ 21.00 $ 27.81 $ 33.25
Annual Wage (2) $ 27,080 $ 33,690 $ 43,690 $ 57,850 $ 69,170


Industry profile for Locksmiths and Safe Repairers: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Locksmiths and Safe Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Investigation and Security Services 11,260 1.22 $ 20.63 $ 42,910
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,180 0.04 $ 26.74 $ 55,620
Elementary and Secondary Schools 500 0.01 $ 24.68 $ 51,330
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 450 0.01 $ 26.63 $ 55,380
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 350 0.02 $ 28.17 $ 58,590

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Locksmiths and Safe Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Investigation and Security Services 11,260 1.22 $ 20.63 $ 42,910
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 180 0.25 $ 23.49 $ 48,850
Facilities Support Services 120 0.07 $ 25.99 $ 54,060
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,180 0.04 $ 26.74 $ 55,620
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 150 0.02 $ 25.24 $ 52,500

Top paying industries for Locksmiths and Safe Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 310 0.01 $ 28.57 $ 59,420
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 350 0.02 $ 28.17 $ 58,590
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 300 0.01 $ 27.83 $ 57,890
Junior Colleges 120 0.02 $ 27.48 $ 57,160
Traveler Accommodation 80 0.01 $ 27.40 $ 57,000


Geographic profile for Locksmiths and Safe Repairers: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Locksmiths and Safe Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,250 0.14 1.18 $ 22.80 $ 47,430
Florida 2,180 0.26 2.22 $ 19.75 $ 41,070
Texas 920 0.08 0.65 $ 21.07 $ 43,820
New York 690 0.08 0.68 $ 24.87 $ 51,720
Virginia 590 0.16 1.36 $ 24.34 $ 50,630




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Locksmiths and Safe Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 2,180 0.26 2.22 $ 19.75 $ 41,070
Maine 130 0.23 2.01 $ 22.59 $ 46,980
Montana 100 0.23 1.97 $ 19.01 $ 39,540
Oregon 370 0.21 1.77 $ 23.48 $ 48,840
Rhode Island 80 0.18 1.59 $ 24.65 $ 51,280




Top paying states for Locksmiths and Safe Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 50 0.07 0.57 $ 30.89 $ 64,250
Washington 330 0.10 0.88 $ 28.33 $ 58,920
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $ 28.25 $ 58,750
Illinois 570 0.10 0.87 $ 27.83 $ 57,890
Massachusetts 420 0.13 1.08 $ 27.30 $ 56,780





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Locksmiths and Safe Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 980 0.17 1.44 $ 20.47 $ 42,580
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 950 0.38 3.27 $ 21.09 $ 43,860
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 760 0.09 0.74 $ 26.34 $ 54,790
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 380 0.29 2.51 $ 18.24 $ 37,940
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 360 0.14 1.19 $ 27.33 $ 56,840
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 350 0.08 0.68 $ 28.96 $ 60,240
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 270 0.09 0.78 $ 31.97 $ 66,500
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 250 0.26 2.19 $ 19.54 $ 40,640
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 210 0.15 1.28 $ 21.80 $ 45,330
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 210 0.18 1.55 $ 26.63 $ 55,390




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Locksmiths and Safe Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 50 0.59 5.03 $ 22.23 $ 46,250
Bloomington, IL 40 0.47 4.01 $ 23.16 $ 48,170
Amarillo, TX 50 0.46 3.99 $ 14.81 $ 30,800
Eugene, OR 60 0.43 3.70 $ 19.82 $ 41,230
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 950 0.38 3.27 $ 21.09 $ 43,860
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 40 0.34 2.89 $ 28.75 $ 59,790
Fayetteville, NC 40 0.33 2.87 $ 15.81 $ 32,890
Roanoke, VA 50 0.33 2.80 $ 21.10 $ 43,880
York-Hanover, PA 50 0.32 2.72 $ 22.76 $ 47,350
Reno, NV 70 0.31 2.64 $ 23.59 $ 49,060




Top paying metropolitan areas for Locksmiths and Safe Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 200 0.10 0.88 $ 33.28 $ 69,220
Fresno, CA 30 0.08 0.70 $ 32.64 $ 67,890
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 270 0.09 0.78 $ 31.97 $ 66,500
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 200 0.07 0.62 $ 31.81 $ 66,170
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 120 0.11 0.96 $ 31.75 $ 66,040
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 130 0.05 0.47 $ 31.38 $ 65,270
Bakersfield, CA 30 0.10 0.85 $ 29.70 $ 61,770
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $ 29.24 $ 60,820
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI (8) (8) (8) $ 29.06 $ 60,440
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 350 0.08 0.68 $ 28.96 $ 60,240

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Locksmiths and Safe Repairers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 60 0.19 1.68 $ 17.03 $ 35,430
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 1.81 $ 18.71 $ 38,920

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Locksmiths and Safe Repairers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 1.81 $ 18.71 $ 38,920
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 60 0.19 1.68 $ 17.03 $ 35,430

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Locksmiths and Safe Repairers:

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) $ 35.41 $ 73,640
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 19.92 $ 41,440
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 1.81 $ 18.71 $ 38,920
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 60 0.19 1.68 $ 17.03 $ 35,430
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 16.51 $ 34,340


About May 2020 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021