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Locksmith - Federal Salaries of 2022

Pay Rates for "Locksmith"

How much does a Locksmith in the federal government get paid? $63,007.35* *Based on the 2022 average.

Locksmith was the 351st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2022, with 142 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2022, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Locksmithing, with an average salary of $61,467.

Government Locksmithing jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Locksmithing job is FWS-7, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-9. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This standard covers nonsupervisory work involved in repairing, overhauling, modifying, testing, and installing a variety of locking devices typically found on doors, desks, compartments, mobile equipment, safes, vaults, and other secured locations. The work includes the manufacture and duplication of keys and the keying and combinating of locking mechanisms.

Agencies that have hired a Locksmith

Locksmith Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Locksmith is $63,007.35. The highest paid Locksmith made $112,343 in 2022.

Common Locksmith Payscales

Payscale Number of Locksmithing Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 136
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 3
KP - Government Printing Office Negotiated Rates For Engineering Journeypersons 1
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System 1
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 1

Starting Paygrade: $10.20 to $26.59 / hour at paygrade FWS-7
Maximum Paygrade: $11.13 to $30.53 / hour at paygrade FWS-9

Other Jobs at the FWS-7 Paygrade

FWS-7 is the starting paygrade for Locksmithing jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-7 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Explosives OperatingFWS-4FWS-8
Electrical Equipment RepairingFWS-7FWS-10
Motion Picture ProjectionFWS-5FWS-7
Braking-Switching and ConductingFWS-7FWS-9

Average Locksmithing Pay Trend from 2004 to 2022

In 2004, the average pay for a Locksmith was $44,859. Since then, the average pay has increased to $63,007 in 2022.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 4804.

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