How Much Can Locksmiths Make?


What Locksmiths Can Earn

Locksmith Salary

The chart above shows the national average salary for a trained locksmith (from Several factors will determine where locksmiths fall within the salary range. Please note, we make no promise or committment about job opportunities. Our focus is on teaching you skills used in locksmithing. Also know that no amount of introductory skills training will prepair you to be a fully functioning, operating locksmith. You will need to take that training and land a job as an apprentice.

Working for a company that pays a straight hourly salary.

Starting locksmith with no experience earn at or just above minimum wage. That can quickly rise as locksmiths gain knowledge and skills. A seasoned technician, at the top of the trade, can certainly earn over $60,000 per year in the Phoenix area (I know, we employ a few). Upon completing our Arizona Locksmiths Basic Skills training you will have many of the base skills used by locksmiths should you decide to enter the locksmith industry.

Working for a company that pays commission, or a hybrid salary/commission.

Pay in this case depends primarily on how well the locksmith performs (how many jobs they can do in a day) and skill level. Harder jobs that require more skill, charge higher rates, and will make more money as a career progresses. Commission based pay is ideal for those that learn fast, work fast, and perform quality work as it allows you to quickly get to the mid-point of the salary range.

Running a mobile locksmith service.

This option is most attractive, but no skill we show you will substitute for years working in the locksmith industry. Locksmiths need a wide base of knowledge to support customers, and it carries the most risk if calls aren't coming in. Here, what a locksmith makes solely depends on his/her skills, marketing expertise, and performance.

Below is a chart showing the 2017 Locksmith Ledger National Average Locksmith Charges for common services. This is the latest known poll results. Accounting for inflation, you can expect charges to be roughly 25% higher today.

Locksmith Rates
Salaries also fluctuate based on location.

A technician in California will make more than one in Wyoming, etc….