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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of locksmiths and safe repairers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
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|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |