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Locksmiths and Safe Repairer Salary Information

The salary statistics of locksmiths and safe repairers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of locksmiths and safe repairers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The locksmiths and safe repairers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Locksmiths and Safe Repairer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,320
25th Percentile Wage
$30,430
50th Percentile Wage
$40,420
75th Percentile Wage
$52,310
90th Percentile Wage
$62,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for locksmiths and safe repairers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) locksmiths and safe repairers is $62,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $40,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,320. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 182% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of locksmiths and safe repairers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201640,4203.12%7.08%
201539,1601.43%-
201438,6001.68%-
201337,9501.03%-
201237,560--

Table 2. Locksmiths and Safe Repairer Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of locksmiths and safe repairers in 12 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for locksmiths and safe repairers occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $58,910. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $32,530).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$58,910
Accommodation and Food Services
$56,210
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$56,200
Federal, State, and Local Government
$53,640
Construction
$52,550
Manufacturing
$52,270
Health Care and Social Assistance
$51,760
Educational Services
$47,530
Wholesale Trade
$40,390
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$37,790
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$33,860
Retail Trade
$32,530

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Locksmiths and Safe Repairers by States

From the above tables we note that not only locksmiths and safe repairers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of locksmiths and safe repairers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,090 to $69,220. The highest paying state for locksmiths and safe repairers is Alaska with a median annual salary of $69,220. The lowest paying state is Mississippi with a median annual salary of $19,090. For more salary information of locksmiths and safe repairers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$69,220
District of Columbia
$60,560
Connecticut
$55,540
Hawaii
$52,440
California
$52,000
Massachusetts
$50,870
Nevada
$50,050
New Hampshire
$49,700
Rhode Island
$49,360
Maryland
$45,660
New Jersey
$45,450
Vermont
$44,220
Virginia
$43,740
Washington
$43,160
New York
$42,810
Illinois
$42,760
Colorado
$41,800
Pennsylvania
$41,130
Maine
$40,840
Minnesota
$40,310
Georgia
$39,690
Texas
$39,650
Utah
$39,500
Arizona
$39,360
Iowa
$39,060
Michigan
$39,020
Wisconsin
$38,850
Missouri
$38,620
Oklahoma
$38,140
Ohio
$37,800
Oregon
$37,020
Indiana
$36,450
Arkansas
$36,390
Montana
$36,200
Florida
$35,770
Kansas
$35,330
Delaware
$34,690
South Carolina
$34,660
South Dakota
$34,430
Kentucky
$33,540
New Mexico
$32,520
Nebraska
$31,870
Louisiana
$30,640
Tennessee
$29,640
Idaho
$28,540
North Carolina
$27,250
Alabama
$24,180
Puerto Rico
$21,360
Mississippi
$19,090



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