How Much Do Locksmiths and Safe Repairers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Locksmiths and Safe Repairers

Locksmiths and Safe Repairers repair and open locks, make keys, change locks and safe combinations, and install and repair safes.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$46240 per year
Hourly wage
$22 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$27,080 to $33,690 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$13 to $16 per hour

Entry-level Locksmiths and Safe Repairers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $27,080 to $33,690 per year or $13 to $16 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Locksmiths and Safe Repairers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $33 $69,170
Senior (Top 25%) $28 $57,850
Middle (Mid 50%) $21 $43,690
Junior (Bottom 25%) $16 $33,690
No experience (Bottom 10%) $13 $27,080

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $31 $64,250
WA $28 $58,920
HI $28 $58,750
IL $28 $57,890
MA $27 $56,780
NJ $26 $54,620
PA $26 $54,360
CT $26 $53,790
MD $26 $53,670
NV $26 $53,330

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Locksmith and Safe Repairer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Locksmiths and Safe Repairers are in the states of DC, WA, HI, IL and MA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Federal Executive Branch $59420 $28.57
State Government $58590 $28.17
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $57890 $27.83
Junior Colleges $57160 $27.48
Traveler Accommodation $57000 $27.40
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals $56700 $27.26
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $55620 $26.74
Local Government $55380 $26.63
Facilities Support Services $54060 $25.99
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $52500 $25.24
Elementary and Secondary Schools $51330 $24.68
Employment Services $50800 $24.42
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance $48850 $23.49
Real Estate $48390 $23.26
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods $47810 $22.98
Building Material and Supplies Dealers $45870 $22.06
Building Equipment Contractors $44480 $21.39
Investigation and Security Services $42910 $20.63

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