Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
17,400 3.8 % $19.15 $39,820 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.90 $13.99 $18.25 $23.59 $28.65
Annual Wage (2) $22,670 $29,090 $37,950 $49,070 $59,600


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 12,270 1.47 $17.95 $37,330
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,180 0.04 $22.22 $46,220
Local Government (OES Designation) 450 0.01 $24.96 $51,910
Elementary and Secondary Schools 390 0.00 $21.02 $43,710
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 320 0.01 $23.24 $48,340

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 12,270 1.47 $17.95 $37,330
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 190 0.26 $17.54 $36,480
Facilities Support Services 120 0.09 $22.70 $47,220
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 130 0.06 $20.06 $41,720
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,180 0.04 $22.22 $46,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 30 0.01 $28.43 $59,120
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $27.36 $56,900
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 40 0.01 $26.55 $55,220
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 270 0.01 $25.08 $52,160
Local Government (OES Designation) 450 0.01 $24.96 $51,910


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 2,530 0.17 1.31 $22.18 $46,130
Florida 1,890 0.25 1.93 $17.06 $35,490
Texas 1,310 0.12 0.91 $16.58 $34,490
New York 1,070 0.12 0.95 $20.56 $42,770
Ohio 830 0.16 1.23 $17.23 $35,830




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 310 0.27 2.05 $22.41 $46,620
Florida 1,890 0.25 1.93 $17.06 $35,490
Oregon 320 0.19 1.48 $15.50 $32,240
Utah 230 0.18 1.39 $18.35 $38,170
Arizona 440 0.18 1.35 $20.46 $42,570




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 70 0.10 0.78 $26.04 $54,160
Massachusetts 430 0.13 1.02 $24.78 $51,540
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $24.06 $50,040
New Jersey 630 0.17 1.26 $22.98 $47,800
New Hampshire 50 0.08 0.59 $22.58 $46,960





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 710 0.18 1.37 $22.18 $46,130
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 540 0.10 0.78 $20.83 $43,330
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 430 0.37 2.81 $18.02 $37,480
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 410 0.11 0.84 $21.21 $44,130
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 380 0.18 1.35 $18.97 $39,450
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 380 0.37 2.84 $14.43 $30,020
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 340 0.27 2.07 $22.44 $46,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 320 0.13 1.02 $21.37 $44,450
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.21 1.61 $19.86 $41,310
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 300 0.23 1.77 $22.88 $47,590




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 100 0.72 5.45 $23.56 $49,010
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 90 0.66 5.05 $14.27 $29,680
Provo-Orem, UT 80 0.41 3.12 $20.37 $42,370
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 430 0.37 2.81 $18.02 $37,480
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 380 0.37 2.84 $14.43 $30,020
Akron, OH 110 0.35 2.69 $17.06 $35,490
Mobile, AL 60 0.34 2.62 $16.09 $33,470
Champaign-Urbana, IL 30 0.34 2.60 $19.75 $41,080
Naples-Marco Island, FL 40 0.31 2.33 $19.61 $40,800
Salinas, CA 50 0.30 2.29 $20.81 $43,290




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 110 0.12 0.91 $28.33 $58,920
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 180 0.19 1.43 $26.14 $54,370
Worcester, MA-CT 70 0.29 2.18 $25.79 $53,640
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 70 0.08 0.57 $25.63 $53,310
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 250 0.14 1.09 $24.82 $51,620
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $24.78 $51,540
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $24.02 $49,950
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $23.59 $49,060
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 100 0.72 5.45 $23.56 $49,010
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.18 1.36 $23.23 $48,310

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)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.51 $15.17 $31,550

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)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.51 $15.17 $31,550

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)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.51 $15.17 $31,550


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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