Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
17,500 4.3 % $20.54 $42,730 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.03 $14.59 $19.56 $25.82 $30.70
Annual Wage (2) $22,940 $30,340 $40,680 $53,700 $63,860


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 12,570 1.38 $19.12 $39,760
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,190 0.04 $24.74 $51,460
Elementary and Secondary Schools 520 0.01 $21.48 $44,670
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 390 0.01 $28.36 $59,000
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 350 0.01 $26.86 $55,860

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 12,570 1.38 $19.12 $39,760
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 230 0.30 $18.89 $39,300
Facilities Support Services 130 0.08 $23.73 $49,350
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,190 0.04 $24.74 $51,460
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 350 0.02 $24.92 $51,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 390 0.01 $28.36 $59,000
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 40 (7) $28.36 $59,000
Junior Colleges 130 0.02 $27.54 $57,280
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 350 0.01 $26.86 $55,860
Building Equipment Contractors 210 0.01 $26.70 $55,540


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)
Texas 1,880 0.16 1.29 $19.42 $40,390
California 1,880 0.11 0.92 $26.19 $54,470
Florida 1,430 0.17 1.39 $17.35 $36,090
New York 1,070 0.12 0.95 $24.30 $50,540
New Jersey 1,050 0.26 2.13 $21.54 $44,810




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 0.37 2.99 (8) (8)
New Jersey 1,050 0.26 2.13 $21.54 $44,810
Maine 120 0.20 1.62 $20.19 $41,990
Louisiana 370 0.19 1.57 $19.09 $39,700
Alabama 360 0.19 1.51 $15.59 $32,420




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 0.13 1.02 $32.88 $68,380
District of Columbia 30 0.04 0.36 $30.01 $62,420
New Hampshire 90 0.14 1.15 $27.90 $58,020
California 1,880 0.11 0.92 $26.19 $54,470
Connecticut 130 0.08 0.65 $25.94 $53,950



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.15 1.22 $21.81 $45,360
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 410 0.16 1.34 $21.56 $44,850
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 410 0.41 3.31 $17.19 $35,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.08 0.68 $28.36 $58,990
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 360 0.10 0.80 $22.54 $46,880
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 350 0.27 2.19 $26.02 $54,130
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 280 0.24 1.97 $15.12 $31,460
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 270 0.19 1.55 $25.63 $53,310
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 270 0.11 0.88 $26.44 $54,990
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 260 0.14 1.15 $26.37 $54,840


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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, TX 80 0.60 4.89 (8) (8)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 70 0.56 4.58 $32.58 $67,770
Springfield, IL 60 0.52 4.27 $16.86 $35,060
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 410 0.41 3.31 $17.19 $35,750
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 80 0.36 2.96 $18.68 $38,860
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 180 0.32 2.60 (8) (8)
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 170 0.29 2.35 $15.72 $32,690
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 110 0.29 2.35 $24.09 $50,110
Akron, OH 100 0.29 2.39 $16.17 $33,640
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 50 0.28 2.30 $18.37 $38,210


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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 Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.07 0.55 $32.70 $68,020
Anchorage, AK (8) (8) (8) $32.59 $67,780
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 70 0.56 4.58 $32.58 $67,770
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $31.64 $65,810
Charleston-North Charleston, SC (8) (8) (8) $31.43 $65,380
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 30 0.23 1.91 $29.04 $60,410
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 50 0.08 0.64 $28.89 $60,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.08 0.68 $28.36 $58,990
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 0.43 $27.35 $56,890
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 270 0.11 0.88 $26.44 $54,990


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018