Locksmiths work in locksmith shops where they cut keys; sell new locks to customers; and install, repair, and replace locks. Some locksmiths may work with electronic security systems, traveling to the work site to install locks and security systems. In addition, some may specialize in vehicle locksmithing or installing and servicing safes and vaults used in banks.
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Apprentice wage increases with skills and expertise. Fully qualified workers earn an average of $18.00-$22.00 per hour.