2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers repair and open locks, make keys, change locks and safe combinations, and install and repair safes.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
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.
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.
|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
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|
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||$57890||$27.83|
|Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals||$56700||$27.26|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$55620||$26.74|
|Facilities Support Services||$54060||$25.99|
|Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers||$52500||$25.24|
|Elementary and Secondary Schools||$51330||$24.68|
|Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance||$48850||$23.49|
|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|