Locksmith salary in United States

How much does a Locksmith make in the United States?

Average base salary


Most common benefits

$6,000per year
Paid Sick Time
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The average salary for a locksmith is $19.76 per hour in the United States and $6,000 overtime per year.890 salaries reported, updated at January 21, 2022.

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Top companies for Locksmiths in United States

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Highest paying cities for Locksmiths in United States

  1. Austin, TX
    $37.24 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $33.48 per hour
    12 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $30.59 per hour
    9 salaries reported
  1. Seattle, WA
    $30.48 per hour
    9 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $25.50 per hour
    33 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $24.80 per hour
    8 salaries reported
  1. San Diego, CA
    $22.69 per hour
    9 salaries reported
  2. Orlando, FL
    $19.98 per hour
    7 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $19.97 per hour
    6 salaries reported
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Where can a Locksmith earn more?

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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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Salary satisfaction

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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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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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