Lock Repairers Salaries, Locations, and Schools
About 26,000 lock repairers are employed nationally. Workers can expect a very low level of unemployment, if history can be used as a guide. In 2006, 2% of employees could not find jobs.
Some lock repairers, about 28%, work for themselves. Part-time workers are 11% of all surveyed.
Employees often obtain moderate-term on-the-job training before starting. Lock repairers with some college (less than a bachelor's degree) represent about 33% of the total. Some workers, about 56%, had a high-school education.
Popular locations for employees include West Palm Beach (Florida), Kennewick (Washington), and Augusta (Georgia). Fewer are found in Louisville (Kentucky), Seattle (Washington), and Oakland (California). Lock repairers looking for high salaries should look at Bridgeport (Connecticut), New Haven (Connecticut), and Seattle (Washington), and should avoid Toledo (Ohio), Huntsville (Alabama), and Winston-Salem (North Carolina).
Detailed local employment conditions for Lock Repairers in metro areas across the US are shown in the table below.
Local Jobs Info for Lock Repairers
Employment info for Lock Repairers, by metropolitan area (for 2006). A Market Strength rating of 1.0 means the city (and surroundings) has an average number of workers in the occupation for to its population. A higher number indicates relatively more workers for the occupation in that location.
|State||City and Surroundings||Market Strength||Workers||Median Wage|
|District of Columbia||Washington||3.07||580||$44,000|
|Florida||West Palm Beach||10.35||470|
|New Jersey||Atlantic City||4.71||50||$40,000|
|New York||New York||1.83||750||$39,000|
|North Carolina||Winston Salem||5.33||90||$23,000|
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