Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
16,190 3.7 % $18.83 $39,160 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.60 $13.62 $18.06 $23.25 $28.42
Annual Wage (2) $22,060 $28,330 $37,560 $48,360 $59,110


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 11,350 1.40 $17.65 $36,720
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,130 0.04 $21.90 $45,550
Local Government (OES Designation) 430 0.01 $24.55 $51,060
Elementary and Secondary Schools 380 0.00 $20.84 $43,360
State Government (OES Designation) 320 0.01 $22.76 $47,340

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 11,350 1.40 $17.65 $36,720
Facilities Support Services 110 0.09 $23.68 $49,260
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 170 0.08 $17.60 $36,600
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,130 0.04 $21.90 $45,550
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 220 0.03 $20.94 $43,560

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 40 0.01 $27.21 $56,600
Traveler Accommodation 140 0.01 $25.12 $52,240
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 280 0.01 $25.05 $52,100
Local Government (OES Designation) 430 0.01 $24.55 $51,060
Junior Colleges 120 0.02 $24.53 $51,020


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 2,290 0.16 1.29 $21.93 $45,620
Florida 1,430 0.20 1.58 $17.98 $37,390
Texas 1,170 0.11 0.89 $15.86 $32,990
New York 1,140 0.13 1.07 $18.87 $39,240
Ohio 660 0.13 1.06 $17.44 $36,270




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 230 0.21 1.67 $22.57 $46,940
Arizona 500 0.21 1.66 $19.78 $41,130
Florida 1,430 0.20 1.58 $17.98 $37,390
Kentucky 320 0.18 1.44 $14.34 $29,820
Oklahoma 270 0.17 1.40 $16.38 $34,070




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 0.09 0.72 $27.10 $56,360
Hawaii 30 0.05 0.41 $24.21 $50,360
Massachusetts 420 0.13 1.06 $23.76 $49,420
New Jersey 600 0.16 1.28 $22.84 $47,510
Nevada 230 0.21 1.67 $22.57 $46,940





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 610 0.12 0.95 $18.44 $38,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 580 0.15 1.20 $22.44 $46,680
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 470 0.18 1.44 $14.89 $30,980
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 380 0.10 0.83 $19.90 $41,400
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 340 0.20 1.58 $20.87 $43,410
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 330 0.27 2.19 $20.06 $41,730
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 290 0.40 3.23 $20.86 $43,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 270 0.12 0.93 $21.29 $44,290
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 270 0.16 1.27 $24.23 $50,400
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 240 0.23 1.87 $16.73 $34,800




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)
Champaign-Urbana, IL 50 0.51 4.13 $19.00 $39,510
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 60 0.47 3.79 $25.87 $53,800
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 290 0.40 3.23 $20.86 $43,380
Chattanooga, TN-GA 90 0.40 3.22 $16.14 $33,580
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 240 0.39 3.18 $13.98 $29,070
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 30 0.37 2.99 $17.56 $36,530
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 70 0.35 2.79 $15.48 $32,210
Tucson, AZ 110 0.33 2.63 $16.85 $35,050
Naples-Marco Island, FL 40 0.32 2.55 $20.20 $42,010
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 90 0.32 2.61 $14.93 $31,050




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 (8) (8) (8) $28.28 $58,820
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 150 0.16 1.28 $27.45 $57,090
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 60 0.47 3.79 $25.87 $53,800
Worcester, MA-CT 50 0.19 1.52 $25.47 $52,980
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 40 0.20 1.62 $25.40 $52,820
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 140 0.12 0.96 $25.15 $52,310
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.11 0.88 $24.85 $51,680
Pittsburgh, PA 60 0.05 0.40 $24.63 $51,230
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.50 $24.49 $50,940
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 270 0.16 1.27 $24.23 $50,400


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013