Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
17,800 4.2 % $19.84 $41,270 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.95 $14.48 $18.83 $24.46 $29.73
Annual Wage (2) $22,770 $30,130 $39,160 $50,870 $61,830


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 12,760 1.46 $18.63 $38,760
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,170 0.04 $23.55 $48,990
Elementary and Secondary Schools 430 0.01 $20.89 $43,450
Local Government (OES Designation) 400 0.01 $26.39 $54,880
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 340 0.01 $25.10 $52,210

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 12,760 1.46 $18.63 $38,760
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 130 0.17 $15.96 $33,190
Facilities Support Services 130 0.09 $22.47 $46,740
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 200 0.08 $18.91 $39,340
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,170 0.04 $23.55 $48,990

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 $29.92 $62,220
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 50 (7) $28.06 $58,370
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors (8) (8) $27.40 $56,990
Local Government (OES Designation) 400 0.01 $26.39 $54,880
Junior Colleges 120 0.02 $25.96 $54,000


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 2,490 0.16 1.24 $24.20 $50,330
Florida 1,890 0.24 1.85 $16.50 $34,310
Texas 1,680 0.14 1.12 $18.84 $39,190
New York 970 0.11 0.84 $21.21 $44,110
New Jersey 790 0.20 1.56 $22.75 $47,310




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 360 0.29 2.26 $21.40 $44,510
Florida 1,890 0.24 1.85 $16.50 $34,310
New Jersey 790 0.20 1.56 $22.75 $47,310
South Carolina 370 0.19 1.50 $18.73 $38,960
Oregon 330 0.19 1.48 $17.07 $35,500




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 40 0.07 0.51 $27.81 $57,840
Massachusetts 490 0.14 1.11 $24.94 $51,880
New Hampshire 80 0.12 0.93 $24.46 $50,880
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $24.39 $50,730
California 2,490 0.16 1.24 $24.20 $50,330





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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 920 0.14 1.10 $20.53 $42,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 620 0.15 1.18 $24.10 $50,140
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 540 0.49 3.80 $15.14 $31,490
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 490 0.21 1.64 $20.57 $42,780
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 380 0.34 2.60 $17.37 $36,130
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 360 0.10 0.77 $19.29 $40,120
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 330 0.11 0.87 $19.86 $41,310
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 280 0.16 1.24 $27.29 $56,760
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 280 0.31 2.40 $21.40 $44,520
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 280 0.27 2.13 $27.30 $56,780




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, TX 100 0.78 6.01 $14.05 $29,230
Warner Robins, GA 40 0.58 4.50 $20.87 $43,400
Bend-Redmond, OR 40 0.56 4.31 $15.14 $31,490
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 540 0.49 3.80 $15.14 $31,490
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 60 0.46 3.54 $25.00 $52,000
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 90 0.45 3.49 $16.90 $35,150
Colorado Springs, CO 100 0.40 3.06 $15.67 $32,590
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 70 0.36 2.80 $12.94 $26,920
Springfield, IL 40 0.34 2.63 $15.91 $33,090
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 380 0.34 2.60 $17.37 $36,130




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-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.17 1.29 $29.36 $61,060
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 280 0.27 2.13 $27.30 $56,780
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 280 0.16 1.24 $27.29 $56,760
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.18 1.38 $26.78 $55,710
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 40 0.07 0.53 $26.72 $55,580
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 60 0.46 3.54 $25.00 $52,000
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 190 0.15 1.15 $24.78 $51,540
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 250 0.22 1.68 $24.72 $51,430
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 60 0.07 0.53 $24.67 $51,310
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.54 $51,050

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 40 0.11 0.84 $13.18 $27,420
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 1.38 $15.63 $32,510
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.52 (8) (8)

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 Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.52 (8) (8)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 1.38 $15.63 $32,510
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 40 0.11 0.84 $13.18 $27,420

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 Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.44 $48,760
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.90 $41,400
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 1.38 $15.63 $32,510
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 40 0.11 0.84 $13.18 $27,420


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016