Locksmiths and Safe Repairers

3.1/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $21.00 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 82% (Robots are watching)

[More info]
Qualities required for this occupation:
Finger Dexterity
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Manual Dexterity
very important
quite important
[Show all metrics]

What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Locksmiths and Safe Repairers' job openings is expected to decline by -2.3% by 2030
'Locksmiths and Safe Repairers' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Locksmiths and Safe Repairers' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Locksmiths and Safe Repairers' was $43,690, or $21.00 hourly
'Locksmiths and Safe Repairers' are paid 4.1% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 16,180 people employed as Locksmiths and Safe Repairers.
This represents around 0.01% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Repair and open locks, make keys, change locks and safe combinations, and install and repair safes.

SOC Code: 49-9094.00

If you're thinking of starting a new career, or looking to change jobs, we've created a handy job search tool which might just help you land that perfect new role.

Search jobs in your local area


Dave (Likely) says
I think we will probably begin to shift from mechanical locks to digital/electric locks, resulting in locksmithing becoming obsolete, apart from hobby. Even if mechanical locks don't get replaced, they will most likely be enhanced with electronics, and I would say that electronics are AI specialties.
May 29, 2019 at 04:55 PM
jeff (Highly likely) says
easy work
Apr 17, 2019 at 10:25 AM

Leave a reply about this occupation

Your email address will not be published.
Email (optional)

Have your say

Gadgetsz on Music Directors and Composers

Alex on Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Paul on Interpreters and Translators

Faisal Ali Al Zahrani on Historians

Ella on Writers and Authors