Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers
Repair and open locks; make keys; change locks and safe combinations; and install and repair safes.
Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Cut new or duplicate keys, using keycutting machines. Cut new or duplicate keys using impressions or code key machines. Disassemble mechanical or electrical locking devices, and repair or replace worn tumblers, springs, and other parts, using hand tools. Keep records of company locks and keys. Set up and maintain master key systems. Insert new or repaired tumblers into locks to change combinations. Install door hardware such as locks and closers. Open safe locks by drilling. Move picklocks in cylinders to open door locks without keys. Install alarm and electronic access systems. Unlock cars and other vehicles. Repair and adjust safes, vault doors, and vault components, using hand tools, lathes, drill presses, and welding and acetylene cutting apparatus.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $10.82   Entry $22,492.00
Mean $15.95   Mean $33,175.00
Experience $18.52 Experience $38,517.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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