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Due to the developing crisis, salaries are changing rapidly. Here is the average salary for Locksmiths in the United States since March 2020.

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How much does a Locksmith make in the United States?

710 salaries reported, updated at April 18, 2021
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The average salary for a locksmith is $18.52 per hour in the United States and $6,250 overtime per year.

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Most common benefits

  • Paid sick time
  • Commuter assistance
  • Paid time off
  • Employee discount
  • 401(k)
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Most common benefits for Locksmiths

  • Paid sick time
  • Commuter assistance
  • Paid time off
  • Employee discount
  • 401(k)
  • Professional development assistance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Food provided
  • Wellness program
  • Dental insurance
  • AD&D insurance
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46% of Locksmiths in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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Frequently asked questions

Common questions about salaries for a Locksmith

What are some professional certifications a locksmith can earn?

The Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA) offers several levels of certifications for locksmiths. They include:

  • Registered Locksmith
  • Certified Registered Locksmith
  • Certified Professional Locksmith
  • Certified Master Locksmith
  • Certified Professional Safe Technician
  • Certified Master Safe Technician

For each level of certification, an exam score of at least 70% is required to receive the certification. These certifications can establish your professional credibility and help you remain up to date on new and emerging technology related to your trade.

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