Locksmiths & safe repairers

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2019 Workforce
21.7k
Average Age
44.9
Estimated Job Growth
−7.58%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$43,012
Average Male Salary
$43,833
Average Female Salary
$20,009

About

Locksmiths & safe repairers are most often employed by the Investigation & security services industry. The average yearly wage for Locksmiths & safe repairers was $43,012 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Locksmiths & safe repairers by wage are Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other, Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance, and Music directors and composers.

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 National security & international affairs. Locksmiths & safe repairers are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$43,012
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,427

In 2019, Locksmiths & safe repairers earned an average of $43,012, $12,511 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Music directors and composers make somewhat more than Locksmiths & safe repairers while Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other 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

0.269
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Locksmiths & safe repairers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.269, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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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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Industries by Share

21.7k
2019 Workforce
± 3,618
−20.8%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 28.2%

The number of people employed as Locksmiths & safe repairers has been declining at a rate of −20.8%, from 27,421 people in 2018 to 21,719 people in 2019.

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  66%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 5.95% and Elementary & secondary schools with 5.94%.

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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 44.8 and of female Locksmiths & safe repairers is 49.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Locksmiths & safe repairers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

21k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,555
748
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 671

96.6% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

83.2% of Locksmiths & safe repairers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.9% of Locksmiths & safe repairers, White (Hispanic) 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

44.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.5
49.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 16.4

The median age of Locksmiths & safe repairers is 44.9, and Male employees are generally 4.69 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 Business but a relatively high number of Locksmiths & safe repairers hold a major in Engineering.

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
  1. false
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 Active Listening. 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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Projections

Projections on job growth for Locksmiths and Safe Repairers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Locksmiths and Safe Repairers are expected to see a growth of −7.58% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Locksmiths and Safe Repairers.
−7.58%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Locksmiths and Safe Repairers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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