Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
17,090 4.2 % $19.53 $40,620 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.17 $14.23 $18.56 $23.97 $29.35
Annual Wage (2) $23,220 $29,600 $38,600 $49,850 $61,050


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 12,150 1.42 $18.30 $38,070
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,160 0.04 $23.01 $47,850
Elementary and Secondary Schools 400 0.00 $21.22 $44,130
Local Government (OES Designation) 360 0.01 $24.49 $50,940
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 310 0.01 $24.06 $50,040

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 12,150 1.42 $18.30 $38,070
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 240 0.10 $17.88 $37,180
Facilities Support Services 110 0.08 $22.49 $46,790
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,160 0.04 $23.01 $47,850
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 160 0.03 $19.54 $40,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 40 0.01 $29.76 $61,910
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 50 (7) $28.06 $58,370
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $27.58 $57,380
Traveler Accommodation 150 0.01 $25.97 $54,010
Junior Colleges 110 0.01 $25.89 $53,860


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 2,250 0.15 1.18 $23.32 $48,510
Florida 1,980 0.26 2.04 $17.91 $37,250
Texas 1,680 0.15 1.18 $17.15 $35,670
New York 900 0.10 0.81 $21.25 $44,210
Ohio 890 0.17 1.36 $18.24 $37,950




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 330 0.28 2.22 $20.68 $43,020
Florida 1,980 0.26 2.04 $17.91 $37,250
Delaware 100 0.23 1.81 $17.55 $36,500
Oregon 310 0.18 1.46 $15.90 $33,070
Ohio 890 0.17 1.36 $18.24 $37,950




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 60 0.08 0.67 $26.11 $54,310
Massachusetts 410 0.12 0.97 $25.24 $52,500
New Jersey 490 0.13 1.01 $24.83 $51,640
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $24.14 $50,210
New Hampshire 90 0.14 1.14 $23.58 $49,040





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 680 0.17 1.32 $22.54 $46,880
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 490 0.09 0.71 $22.62 $47,060
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 480 0.17 1.33 $17.72 $36,850
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 470 0.21 1.67 $18.61 $38,700
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 380 0.36 2.86 $16.64 $34,620
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 380 0.35 2.76 $16.53 $34,390
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 370 0.10 0.78 $19.21 $39,950
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 280 0.32 2.55 $20.99 $43,660
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 280 0.12 0.93 $21.81 $45,360
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 260 0.26 2.05 $19.13 $39,790




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)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 80 0.62 4.92 $24.47 $50,900
Champaign-Urbana, IL 40 0.38 3.01 $17.62 $36,640
Akron, OH 120 0.37 2.89 $17.44 $36,270
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 380 0.36 2.86 $16.64 $34,620
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 380 0.35 2.76 $16.53 $34,390
Binghamton, NY 40 0.35 2.73 $18.30 $38,070
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 280 0.32 2.55 $20.99 $43,660
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 40 0.31 2.42 $18.42 $38,310
Naples-Marco Island, FL 40 0.29 2.31 $20.44 $42,520
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 220 0.29 2.33 $23.58 $49,040




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 Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.14 1.10 $27.49 $57,180
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.12 0.93 $27.37 $56,920
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $27.21 $56,600
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 260 0.14 1.14 $25.36 $52,740
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.17 1.35 $24.98 $51,970
Worcester, MA-CT 40 0.18 1.39 $24.74 $51,460
Kansas City, MO-KS 150 0.15 1.17 $24.74 $51,450
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $24.59 $51,150
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 80 0.62 4.92 $24.47 $50,900
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 110 0.06 0.46 $24.12 $50,160


About May 2014 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015