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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,940
25th Percentile Wage
$30,340
50th Percentile Wage
$40,680
75th Percentile Wage
$53,700
90th Percentile Wage
$63,860

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 $63,860. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $40,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,940. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 178% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of locksmiths and safe repairers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$40,680
0.64% 7.67%
2016
$40,420
3.12% -
2015
$39,160
1.43% -
2014
$38,600
1.68% -
2013
$37,950
1.03% -
2012
$37,560
- -

Table 2. Locksmiths and Safe Repairer Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of locksmiths and safe repairers in 15 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 $59,740. The lowest paying sector is the transportation and warehousing sector (annual salary $30,710).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$59,740
Construction
$56,970
Federal, State, and Local Government
$55,950
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$55,600
Health Care and Social Assistance
$53,830
Accommodation and Food Services
$53,010
Educational Services
$48,770
Manufacturing
$48,440
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$47,040
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$46,910
Wholesale Trade
$41,830
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$37,440
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$37,410
Retail Trade
$34,510
Transportation and Warehousing
$30,710

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 $21,360 to $70,850. The highest paying state for locksmiths and safe repairers is Alaska with a median annual salary of $70,850. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $21,360. 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
$70,850
District of Columbia
$62,330
New Hampshire
$59,160
California
$55,630
North Dakota
$53,330
Connecticut
$52,190
Massachusetts
$50,760
Rhode Island
$49,360
New York
$48,160
Utah
$46,100
Pennsylvania
$45,360
Hawaii
$45,300
Illinois
$44,680
Colorado
$44,630
Vermont
$44,220
Iowa
$43,930
Maryland
$43,860
Virginia
$43,670
Minnesota
$43,460
Maine
$42,070
Mississippi
$41,510
Nevada
$40,980
Texas
$40,730
Missouri
$40,540
New Jersey
$40,200
Georgia
$40,010
Indiana
$38,600
Wisconsin
$37,680
Delaware
$37,680
Louisiana
$37,550
Idaho
$37,480
Montana
$37,410
South Carolina
$37,270
Arizona
$36,810
Oregon
$36,180
South Dakota
$34,430
Florida
$34,400
Ohio
$34,370
Kentucky
$33,710
North Carolina
$31,070
Alabama
$31,030
Washington
$30,600
New Mexico
$30,030
Tennessee
$29,990
Michigan
$29,250
Arkansas
$28,860
Nebraska
$28,820
Oklahoma
$27,870
Kansas
$25,880
West Virginia
$25,510
Puerto Rico
$21,360



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