Q. How do you become a locksmith?
A. Locksmiths generally have a high school diploma or equivalency and have completed vocational training in the field. From there, you can work for an established company or start your own business in your area.
Q. What is the average hourly wage of a locksmith?
A. Locksmiths working in the field have an average pay of $21.16 per hour, as of 2019. Depending on where you work and whether you’re an on-call locksmith, you can potentially earn more per hour.
Q. What does a locksmith do on a daily basis?
A. Locksmiths make and repair keys, take service calls and perform repairs as needed, install and maintain electronic home security systems, and more.
Q. What industry can I work in as a locksmith?
A. Many locksmiths find work in a local shop or open their own locksmith business. However, skilled locksmiths and home security technicians also work for schools, local government, hospitals, security service companies, or any business that has locks or the need for facilities support professionals.
Q. What are the typical requirements to become a locksmith?
A. To become a locksmith, you’ll typically be required to complete at least entry-level education and long-term on the job training. Many locksmiths learn the foundational knowledge needed for the field through a combination of post-secondary education and hands-on training.
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