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How much does a Locksmith make in the United States?

Average Locksmith Hourly Wage in the United States

Locksmiths earn a median hourly wage of $18.83. Hourly wages typically start from $10.95 and go up to $29.73.

Average Locksmith Yearly Salary in the United States

Locksmiths earn a median salary of $39,160 per year. Salaries typically start from $22,770 and go up to $61,830.

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Locksmith Earnings by Seniority

Top End Locksmith Earnings

The highest earning Locksmiths in the United States earn:

$29.73
an hour
$61,830
per year
Senior Locksmith Earnings

Senior Locksmiths in the United States earn:

$24.46
an hour
$50,870
per year
Experienced Locksmith Earnings

Experienced Locksmiths in the United States earn:

$18.83
an hour
$39,160
per year
Junior Locksmith Earnings

Junior Locksmiths in the United States earn:

$14.48
an hour
$30,130
per year
Starting Locksmith Earnings

Starting Locksmiths in the United States earn:

$10.95
an hour
$22,770
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Locksmith salary comparison

Locksmiths earn less than 55% percent of Services careers. Locksmith salaries are in the bottom 67% of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Locksmiths in the United States

Locksmith salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Locksmith Salary in District of Columbia $28.69 $59,680 # 1
Locksmith Salary in Massachusetts $24.04 $50,000 # 2
Locksmith Salary in New Hampshire $25.28 $52,580 # 3
Locksmith Salary in Hawaii $25.21 $52,440 # 4
Locksmith Salary in California $23.72 $49,330 # 5
Locksmith Salary in Connecticut $23.11 $48,080 # 6
Locksmith Salary in New Jersey $22.27 $46,320 # 7
Locksmith Salary in Rhode Island $22.97 $47,770 # 8
Locksmith Salary in Maryland $22.50 $46,800 # 9
Locksmith Salary in Nevada $21.44 $44,590 # 10
Locksmith Salary in Missouri $19.63 $40,820 # 11
Locksmith Salary in Washington $21.53 $44,780 # 12
Locksmith Salary in New York $19.64 $40,850 # 13
Locksmith Salary in Maine $21.07 $43,830 # 14
Locksmith Salary in Michigan $20.29 $42,210 # 15
Locksmith Salary in Utah $19.43 $40,420 # 16
Locksmith Salary in Illinois $18.90 $39,310 # 17
Locksmith Salary in Arizona $19.44 $40,430 # 18
Locksmith Salary in Minnesota $18.49 $38,450 # 19
Locksmith Salary in Virginia $20.04 $41,690 # 20
Locksmith Salary in Iowa $19.71 $41,010 # 21
Locksmith Salary in Pennsylvania $18.42 $38,310 # 22
Locksmith Salary in Ohio $18.49 $38,450 # 23
Locksmith Salary in Texas $18.10 $37,660 # 24
Locksmith Salary in South Carolina $15.17 $31,550 # 25
Locksmith Salary in New Mexico $18.56 $38,610 # 26
Locksmith Salary in Louisiana $17.07 $35,510 # 27
Locksmith Salary in Wisconsin $18.34 $38,140 # 28
Locksmith Salary in Indiana $17.58 $36,570 # 29
Locksmith Salary in Oklahoma $18.01 $37,450 # 30
Locksmith Salary in Georgia $17.17 $35,720 # 31
Locksmith Salary in Delaware $16.71 $34,760 # 32
Locksmith Salary in Kansas $17.18 $35,740 # 33
Locksmith Salary in Colorado $15.04 $31,290 # 34
Locksmith Salary in Oregon $16.38 $34,070 # 35
Locksmith Salary in Kentucky $16.00 $33,290 # 36
Locksmith Salary in Florida $16.17 $33,640 # 37
Locksmith Salary in Tennessee $15.87 $33,020 # 38
Locksmith Salary in Montana $16.07 $33,430 # 39
Locksmith Salary in West Virginia $16.25 $33,800 # 40
Locksmith Salary in North Dakota $15.07 $31,330 # 41
Locksmith Salary in Alabama $15.44 $32,110 # 42
Locksmith Salary in Idaho $14.05 $29,220 # 43
Locksmith Salary in Nebraska $14.97 $31,130 # 44
Locksmith Salary in North Carolina $14.49 $30,130 # 45
Locksmith Salary in Arkansas $14.31 $29,770 # 46
Locksmith Salary in Mississippi $9.32 $19,390 # 47
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Locksmith

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