Locksmiths & safe repairers

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Total Workforce

22.6k

Average Age

47.3

Estimated Job Growth

-3.14%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$40,788

Average Male Salary

$41,364

Average Female Salary

$32,707

About

Locksmiths & safe repairers are most often employed by the Investigation & security services industry. The average yearly wage for Locksmiths & safe repairers was $40,788 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Locksmiths & safe repairers by wage are Home appliance repairers, Miscellaneous media & communication workers, and Court, municipal, & license clerks.

Locksmiths & safe repairers are part of the Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers, Computer, automated teller, & office machine repairers, Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers, Avionics technicians, Electric motor, power tool, & related repairers, Electronic equipment installers & repairers, motor vehicles, Electronic home entertainment equipment installers & repairers, Security & fire alarm systems installers, Electrical & electronics repairers, transportation equipment, & industrial & utility, Aircraft mechanics & service technicians, Automotive body & related repairers, Automotive glass installers & repairers, Automotive service technicians & mechanics, Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics, Small engine mechanics, Miscellaneous vehicle & mobile equipment mechanics, installers, & repairers, Control & valve installers & repairers, Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers, Home appliance repairers, Maintenance workers, machinery, Millwrights, Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, Electrical powerline installers & repairers, Telecommunications line installers & repairers, Precision instrument & equipment repairers, Maintenance & repair workers, general, Coin, vending, & amusement machine servicers & repairers, Locksmiths & safe repairers, Riggers, Helpersinstallation, maintenance, & repair workers , and Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, & repair workers, including wind turbine service technicians

The top 3 locations that employ the most Locksmiths & safe repairers are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Locksmiths & safe repairers are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Locksmiths & safe repairers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Investigation & security services is the industry that employs the most Locksmiths & safe repairers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Locksmiths & safe repairers, by average wage, is Construction. Locksmiths & safe repairers are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$40,788

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,970

In 2017, Locksmiths & safe repairers earned an average of $40,788, $11,277 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Home appliance repairers make somewhat more than Locksmiths & safe repairers while Court, municipal, & license clerks make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Locksmiths & safe repairers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.283

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Locksmiths & safe repairers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.283, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Locksmiths & safe repairers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Locksmiths & safe repairers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Locksmiths & safe repairers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Locksmiths & safe repairers, by number of employees, are Investigation & security services, Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, and Elementary & secondary schools.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Locksmiths & safe repairers, by average wage, are Construction, Elementary & secondary schools, and Justice, public order, & safety activities .

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Industries by Share

22.6k

2017 Workforce

± 3,688

-5.33%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 24.1%

The number of people employed as Locksmiths & safe repairers has been declining at a rate of -5.33%, from 23,836 people in 2016 to 22,566 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Locksmiths & safe repairers employed by various industries. Investigation & security services employs the largest share of Locksmiths & safe repairers at  61.2%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 8.18% and Elementary & secondary schools with 4.6%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Locksmiths & safe repairers in the US. The average age of male Locksmiths & safe repairers in the workforce is 47 and of female Locksmiths & safe repairers is 52, and the most common race/ethnicity for Locksmiths & safe repairers is White.

Gender Composition

21.1k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,563

1.5k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 951

93.3% of Locksmiths & safe repairers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Locksmiths & safe repairers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Locksmiths & safe repairers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

90.7% of Locksmiths & safe repairers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.79% of Locksmiths & safe repairers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Locksmiths & safe repairers.

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Age by Gender

47

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.24

52

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 11.4

The median age of Locksmiths & safe repairers is 47.3, and Male employees are generally 4.95 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Locksmiths & safe repairers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Locksmiths & safe repairers is Education but a relatively high number of Locksmiths & safe repairers hold a major in Education.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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MOST SPECIALIZED MAJORS

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Locksmiths & safe repairers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Locksmiths & safe repairers need many skills, but most especially Repairing, Critical Thinking, and Equipment Maintenance. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Locksmiths & safe repairers need more than the average amount of Installation, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Locksmiths & safe repairers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Locksmiths & safe repairers are expected to see a growth of -3.14% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-3.14%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Locksmiths & safe repairers. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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