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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
15,380 2.2 % $ 22.98 $ 47,810 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Locksmiths and Safe Repairers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.10 $ 17.59 $ 22.55 $ 28.55 $ 33.56
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,330 $ 36,590 $ 46,910 $ 59,380 $ 69,790


Industry profile for Locksmiths and Safe Repairers:

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 10,870 1.18 $ 21.66 $ 45,060
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,080 0.04 $ 26.33 $ 54,770
Elementary and Secondary Schools 470 0.01 $ 25.04 $ 52,080
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 360 0.01 $ 31.34 $ 65,200
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 310 0.01 $ 28.91 $ 60,140

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 10,870 1.18 $ 21.66 $ 45,060
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 120 0.15 $ 23.27 $ 48,410
Facilities Support Services 160 0.10 $ 27.86 $ 57,960
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,080 0.04 $ 26.33 $ 54,770
Junior Colleges 110 0.02 $ 27.86 $ 57,940

Top paying industries for Locksmiths and Safe Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 360 0.01 $ 31.34 $ 65,200
Real Estate (8) (8) $ 30.46 $ 63,350
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 310 0.01 $ 28.91 $ 60,140
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 270 (7) $ 28.89 $ 60,090
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 310 0.01 $ 28.80 $ 59,900


Geographic profile for Locksmiths and Safe Repairers:

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.



Map of employment of locksmiths and safe repairers by state, May 2021


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 2,030 0.12 1.12 $ 25.45 $ 52,930
Florida 1,470 0.17 1.57 $ 19.20 $ 39,930
Texas 1,470 0.12 1.10 $ 20.56 $ 42,770
New York 920 0.11 0.97 $ 27.66 $ 57,520
Illinois 770 0.14 1.26 $ 21.89 $ 45,530


Map of location quotient of locksmiths and safe repairers by state, May 2021


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)
North Dakota 80 0.20 1.85 $ 19.22 $ 39,980
Florida 1,470 0.17 1.57 $ 19.20 $ 39,930
Nevada 210 0.16 1.48 $ 29.02 $ 60,360
New Mexico 120 0.16 1.45 $ 26.24 $ 54,580
Montana 70 0.16 1.44 $ 21.46 $ 44,630


Map of annual mean wages of locksmiths and safe repairers by state, May 2021


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 40 0.07 0.61 $ 30.58 $ 63,610
Wyoming 30 0.13 1.18 $ 29.06 $ 60,450
Hawaii 40 0.07 0.68 $ 29.06 $ 60,440
Nevada 210 0.16 1.48 $ 29.02 $ 60,360
Massachusetts 400 0.12 1.08 $ 28.60 $ 59,480



Map of employment of locksmiths and safe repairers by area, May 2021


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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 990 0.11 1.04 $ 27.85 $ 57,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 770 0.14 1.24 $ 24.25 $ 50,440
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 540 0.13 1.17 $ 22.45 $ 46,700
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 490 0.14 1.24 $ 21.38 $ 44,460
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 440 0.18 1.63 $ 19.87 $ 41,330
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 340 0.15 1.40 $ 28.83 $ 59,970
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 330 0.13 1.19 $ 28.94 $ 60,200
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 330 0.11 1.05 $ 21.35 $ 44,410
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 320 0.11 1.01 $ 27.22 $ 56,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 300 0.12 1.07 $ 25.86 $ 53,790


Map of location quotient of locksmiths and safe repairers by area, May 2021


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)
Killeen-Temple, TX 60 0.40 3.69 $ 19.55 $ 40,660
Springfield, IL 30 0.32 2.92 $ 18.11 $ 37,670
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 30 0.29 2.66 $ 20.29 $ 42,190
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 30 0.27 2.50 $ 27.10 $ 56,360
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 60 0.26 2.41 $ 17.86 $ 37,150
Richmond, VA 150 0.25 2.29 $ 21.87 $ 45,500
Springfield, MO 50 0.24 2.22 $ 20.27 $ 42,150
Lafayette, LA 50 0.24 2.21 $ 16.79 $ 34,920
Eugene, OR 40 0.24 2.17 $ 20.33 $ 42,290
Fargo, ND-MN 30 0.23 2.14 $ 19.47 $ 40,490


Map of annual mean wages of locksmiths and safe repairers by area, May 2021


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)
Reno, NV 30 0.14 1.26 $ 32.11 $ 66,780
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 330 0.13 1.19 $ 28.94 $ 60,200
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 340 0.15 1.40 $ 28.83 $ 59,970
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 80 0.08 0.69 $ 28.63 $ 59,550
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 160 0.17 1.57 $ 28.06 $ 58,370
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 990 0.11 1.04 $ 27.85 $ 57,920
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 320 0.11 1.01 $ 27.22 $ 56,610
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 230 0.09 0.79 $ 27.12 $ 56,410
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 30 0.27 2.50 $ 27.10 $ 56,360
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 50 0.08 0.78 $ 26.86 $ 55,860


About May 2021 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022