Locksmiths and Safe Repairers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-14.8% (decline)


What Locksmiths and Safe Repairers Do

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

Other Job Titles Locksmiths and Safe Repairers May Have

Certified Master Locksmith (CML), Lock Technician, Locksmith, Safe Technician

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Cut new or duplicate keys, using key cutting machines.
  • Disassemble mechanical or electrical locking devices, and repair or replace worn tumblers, springs, and other parts, using hand tools.
  • Cut new or duplicate keys, using impressions or code key machines.
  • Open safe locks by drilling.
  • Install door hardware, such as locks and closers.

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