Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers

Repair and open locks; make keys; change locks and safe combinations; and install and repair safes.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
16,200 3.5 % $18.50 $38,490 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.12 $13.29 $17.63 $22.91 $28.24
Annual Wage (2) $21,050 $27,640 $36,680 $47,640 $58,750


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Investigation and Security Services 11,190 1.41 $17.35 $36,090
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,110 0.04 $21.58 $44,880
Local Government (OES Designation) 400 0.01 $23.97 $49,850
Elementary and Secondary Schools 350 0.00 $21.60 $44,930
State Government (OES Designation) 330 0.01 $22.76 $47,350

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Investigation and Security Services 11,190 1.41 $17.35 $36,090
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 150 0.22 $18.93 $39,370
Support Activities for Road Transportation 120 0.15 $13.37 $27,810
Facilities Support Services 140 0.10 $24.42 $50,790
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 130 0.06 $18.05 $37,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 270 0.01 $25.11 $52,230
Scientific Research and Development Services 50 0.01 $25.01 $52,010
Traveler Accommodation 140 0.01 $25.00 $52,000
Facilities Support Services 140 0.10 $24.42 $50,790
Local Government (OES Designation) 400 0.01 $23.97 $49,850


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,280 0.16 1.28 $21.57 $44,870
Florida 1,320 0.18 1.46 $17.52 $36,450
Texas 1,210 0.12 0.93 $15.90 $33,070
New York 900 0.11 0.84 $20.41 $42,450
Illinois 680 0.12 0.96 $21.27 $44,230




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 270 0.24 1.91 $22.80 $47,420
Utah 250 0.22 1.71 $17.15 $35,670
Oklahoma 340 0.22 1.78 $17.06 $35,480
Oregon 340 0.21 1.68 $16.36 $34,020
Colorado 460 0.21 1.67 $18.23 $37,920




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 50 0.08 0.67 $27.55 $57,300
New Hampshire 70 0.11 0.87 $23.48 $48,850
Massachusetts 370 0.12 0.93 $23.39 $48,640
Nevada 270 0.24 1.91 $22.80 $47,420
New Jersey 540 0.14 1.14 $22.27 $46,320





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 550 0.14 1.13 $21.62 $44,970
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 540 0.11 0.85 $20.78 $43,220
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.29 2.33 $21.51 $44,750
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 410 0.11 0.90 $22.49 $46,790
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 330 0.16 1.26 $18.39 $38,250
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 320 0.19 1.50 $18.93 $39,380
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 320 0.13 0.99 $16.41 $34,130
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 320 0.33 2.59 $18.07 $37,590
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 280 0.23 1.82 $18.88 $39,260
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 270 0.16 1.26 $23.70 $49,290




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 140 1.08 8.58 $13.61 $28,300
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 40 0.83 6.54 (8) (8)
Champaign-Urbana, IL 50 0.48 3.84 $19.51 $40,590
Lafayette, LA 70 0.46 3.62 $11.76 $24,450
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 90 0.45 3.59 $15.52 $32,280
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 60 0.44 3.51 $25.96 $54,000
Oklahoma City, OK 240 0.43 3.37 $16.61 $34,550
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 80 0.42 3.34 $17.01 $35,370
Roanoke, VA 60 0.40 3.20 $16.42 $34,160
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 40 0.35 2.74 $24.73 $51,430




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 80 0.09 0.74 $30.24 $62,900
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 60 0.44 3.51 $25.96 $54,000
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 100 0.08 0.67 $25.88 $53,830
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 190 0.23 1.83 $24.73 $51,440
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 40 0.35 2.74 $24.73 $51,430
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 50 0.22 1.77 $24.71 $51,410
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 30 0.06 0.45 $24.64 $51,240
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 110 0.12 0.93 $24.18 $50,290
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 270 0.16 1.26 $23.70 $49,290
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.08 0.62 $23.27 $48,400

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 3.35 $17.30 $35,980
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 2.58 $16.29 $33,880

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 3.35 $17.30 $35,980
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 2.58 $16.29 $33,880

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.37 $52,770
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 3.35 $17.30 $35,980
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 2.58 $16.29 $33,880
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.79 $28,690


About May 2011 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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