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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
17,010 4.7 % $21.38 $44,460 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.14 $15.46 $20.16 $26.75 $32.47
Annual Wage (2) $25,240 $32,160 $41,940 $55,630 $67,540


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 12,260 1.28 $19.83 $41,250
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,220 0.04 $25.94 $53,950
Elementary and Secondary Schools 520 0.01 $23.70 $49,290
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 450 0.01 $26.09 $54,260
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 350 0.02 $26.73 $55,600

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 12,260 1.28 $19.83 $41,250
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 200 0.25 $21.10 $43,890
Facilities Support Services 120 0.07 $24.81 $51,600
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,220 0.04 $25.94 $53,950
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 350 0.02 $26.73 $55,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 130 0.02 $27.62 $57,460
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 310 0.01 $27.36 $56,900
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 280 0.01 $27.17 $56,510
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 350 0.02 $26.73 $55,600
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 450 0.01 $26.09 $54,260


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 2,290 0.13 1.14 $22.60 $47,010
Florida 1,540 0.18 1.51 $18.87 $39,250
Texas 1,170 0.09 0.81 $19.64 $40,850
New York 800 0.08 0.73 $25.29 $52,610
Illinois 670 0.11 0.96 $24.74 $51,460




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)
Montana 110 0.23 2.03 $19.27 $40,090
Nevada 310 0.22 1.91 $23.40 $48,660
Louisiana 390 0.20 1.74 $20.94 $43,540
Florida 1,540 0.18 1.51 $18.87 $39,250
Virginia 660 0.17 1.47 $23.13 $48,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 40 0.12 1.07 $35.43 $73,690
District of Columbia 40 0.05 0.43 $30.73 $63,910
Connecticut 150 0.09 0.80 $26.20 $54,500
Massachusetts 520 0.14 1.24 $25.92 $53,900
Pennsylvania 440 0.07 0.64 $25.65 $53,360





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-Anaheim, CA 930 0.15 1.29 $20.71 $43,080
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 890 0.09 0.80 $25.42 $52,860
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 540 0.20 1.76 $19.70 $40,980
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 490 0.17 1.51 $25.89 $53,860
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 440 0.09 0.82 $25.39 $52,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 340 0.11 0.92 $31.48 $65,470
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 260 0.19 1.66 $23.42 $48,720
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 240 0.18 1.52 $17.55 $36,500
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 230 0.18 1.53 $21.30 $44,300
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 220 0.21 1.85 $23.37 $48,610




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)
Monroe, LA 40 0.57 4.88 $16.73 $34,790
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 100 0.42 3.64 $15.49 $32,210
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 50 0.39 3.38 $27.96 $58,160
Waco, TX 40 0.36 3.09 $19.15 $39,840
Eugene, OR 50 0.34 2.95 $19.30 $40,140
Champaign-Urbana, IL 30 0.33 2.87 $22.60 $47,000
Baton Rouge, LA 130 0.33 2.83 $20.89 $43,450
Reno, NV 80 0.32 2.72 $22.70 $47,220
Madison, WI 120 0.31 2.64 $20.31 $42,240
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 30 0.26 2.22 $21.66 $45,060




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 340 0.11 0.92 $31.48 $65,470
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $30.68 $63,820
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 140 0.06 0.49 $30.66 $63,770
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 200 0.07 0.61 $30.28 $62,990
Springfield, MO (8) (8) (8) $28.95 $60,210
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA (8) (8) (8) $28.51 $59,310
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $28.29 $58,830
New Haven, CT 30 0.11 0.93 $28.02 $58,270
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 50 0.39 3.38 $27.96 $58,160
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 30 0.05 0.46 $27.05 $56,260

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) 60 0.18 1.53 $16.34 $33,980
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 2.06 $28.60 $59,480
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 1.17 $13.75 $28,600

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)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 2.06 $28.60 $59,480
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 60 0.18 1.53 $16.34 $33,980
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 1.17 $13.75 $28,600

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 40 0.24 2.06 $28.60 $59,480
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.91 $43,500
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 60 0.18 1.53 $16.34 $33,980
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 1.17 $13.75 $28,600


About May 2019 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020