Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
18,640 4.1 % $20.28 $42,180 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.73 $14.63 $19.43 $25.15 $30.27
Annual Wage (2) $22,320 $30,430 $40,420 $52,310 $62,960


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 13,470 1.49 $19.09 $39,700
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,170 0.04 $24.28 $50,510
Elementary and Secondary Schools 520 0.01 $20.82 $43,300
Local Government (OES Designation) 390 0.01 $26.97 $56,090
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 350 0.01 $25.80 $53,670

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 13,470 1.49 $19.09 $39,700
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 180 0.24 $17.59 $36,590
Facilities Support Services 150 0.10 $23.70 $49,290
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 150 0.06 $18.71 $38,920
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,170 0.04 $24.28 $50,510

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Activities Related to Real Estate 40 0.01 $30.21 $62,850
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 50 (7) $27.59 $57,390
Local Government (OES Designation) 390 0.01 $26.97 $56,090
Junior Colleges 130 0.02 $26.41 $54,940
Traveler Accommodation 100 0.01 $26.15 $54,400


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 2,330 0.20 1.49 $19.79 $41,160
California 2,240 0.14 1.06 $25.29 $52,590
Florida 1,890 0.23 1.73 $17.54 $36,490
New York 1,110 0.12 0.92 $22.12 $46,020
New Jersey 1,010 0.26 1.92 $22.97 $47,790




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)
Delaware 120 0.27 2.01 $17.56 $36,530
New Jersey 1,010 0.26 1.92 $22.97 $47,790
Florida 1,890 0.23 1.73 $17.54 $36,490
Texas 2,330 0.20 1.49 $19.79 $41,160
South Carolina 390 0.19 1.46 $19.40 $40,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $31.09 $64,670
District of Columbia 40 0.05 0.39 $28.36 $58,980
Connecticut 100 0.06 0.47 $27.49 $57,180
California 2,240 0.14 1.06 $25.29 $52,590
Massachusetts 380 0.11 0.83 $25.15 $52,300





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 1,010 0.15 1.15 $21.01 $43,690
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 830 0.34 2.56 $21.64 $45,010
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 470 0.41 3.08 $24.77 $51,520
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 400 0.14 1.04 $19.99 $41,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.09 0.66 $26.95 $56,050
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 350 0.30 2.23 $17.46 $36,320
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 350 0.33 2.49 $27.24 $56,660
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 320 0.13 0.97 $22.85 $47,530
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 300 0.08 0.63 $21.98 $45,730
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 280 0.21 1.59 $22.60 $47,020




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 0.58 4.34 (8) (8)
Warner Robins, GA 40 0.56 4.25 $21.22 $44,130
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 110 0.51 3.86 $20.69 $43,030
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 280 0.47 3.56 $15.07 $31,350
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 470 0.41 3.08 $24.77 $51,520
Columbia, SC 150 0.41 3.09 $15.66 $32,570
Bellingham, WA 30 0.41 3.13 $19.07 $39,670
Montgomery, AL 60 0.36 2.73 $12.95 $26,940
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 30 0.35 2.63 $10.88 $22,620
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 830 0.34 2.56 $21.64 $45,010




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)
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.16 1.17 $28.95 $60,220
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.09 0.71 $27.94 $58,110
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 40 0.07 0.50 $27.89 $58,000
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 350 0.33 2.49 $27.24 $56,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.09 0.66 $26.95 $56,050
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 240 0.13 1.00 $26.37 $54,860
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 200 0.16 1.17 $25.80 $53,660
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 230 0.17 1.25 $25.70 $53,450
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 60 0.14 1.08 $24.87 $51,730
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.79 $51,560

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)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.74 $19.09 $39,700

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)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.74 $19.09 $39,700

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)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.74 $19.09 $39,700
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.17 $31,550


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017