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How will your locksmith education stack up?

Here is some information to help you compare your locksmith education with locksmith education around the nation. The US has 3 brick and mortar locksmith schools.

Top Schools

The top institutions in the US in 2010 that had locksmith programs were:

  1. North Bennet Street School - located in Boston, Massachusetts
  2. Charles Stuart School of Diamond Setting - located in Brooklyn, New York
  3. Jefferson Davis Community College - located in Brewton, Alabama

Student Demographics

In the US, 34 students graduated from locksmith programs in 2010. Of these students, 34 graduated from certificate programs in locksmithing.


Students can pursue education in locksmithing at the following levels:

  • Certificate in Locksmithing

The skills and/or knowledge that locksmith students can expect to gain during the course of their locksmith education are:

  • Safe Servicing
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Automotive Locksmithing
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Commercial Exit Devices


On average in 2010, locksmith schools in the US charged $3,278 in tuition per year.

The following locksmith schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Jefferson Davis Community College - located in Brewton, Alabama, students paid $2,708

How will your locksmith job compare?

The highest percentage of locksmithing graduates pursue careers as locksmiths. In 2010, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 15,850 locksmiths working in the US. The largest populations of locksmiths are in the following states:

  1. California - 2,130 Locksmiths
  2. Florida - 1,200 Locksmiths
  3. Texas - 1,180 Locksmiths

Projected Growth

The following states are projected to have the fastest growth for locksmiths over the next few years:

  1. Arkansas - 38%
  2. Washington State - 30%
  3. Utah - 24%


Locksmiths in the US can make an average of $35,265 per year. However, factors such as your exact job description, your exact job description, or education can cause the salary for a locksmith to vary greatly. A locksmith in the US can earn anywhere from less than $15,800 per year to more than $98,840 per year. The following states have the highest average salaries for a locksmith:

  1. Washington DC - $53,300 per year
  2. New Jersey - $47,760 per year
  3. Nevada - $46,970 per year

Locksmiths in the following states make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Alabama - $24,580 per year
  2. New Mexico - $26,030 per year
  3. Arkansas - $27,730 per year

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So what kind of job can you get after studying

Below you'll find various popular careers! Compare professions and see which one you find interesting!

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 15,850 $37,550 -1.4%