Locksmithing is a time old tradition and is one of the oldest professions in the world. With almost everything now having a lock, from your house, to your car and even to the desks and drawers in your home, a locksmith is needed to install, repair or adjust locks to best suit your needs. As there will always be a need for locks especially with the rise of crime rates in the world, the demand is high to ensure that you have the high level of security and this is where locksmiths come in.
As previously mentioned, Locksmiths are needed as they install, repair and adjust different kinds of locks. They also help in unlocking locks that wonât open or where the key has become lost. It is a very useful trade and while not everyone is interested in pursuing this career, it definitely has its uses and you cannot deny how important they are when the need arises. You never know when you suddenly canât open a lock or a lock needs replacing because of damage.
You may be wondering, “how much do typical locksmiths earn?” There are some that say that working as a locksmith can earn you as much as $60-100k every year and that sounds very lucrative for a job that doesn’t require hard physical labor. In fact, I would say that I would be one of the first few people to ask if it was really true and might have easily jumped on the bandwagon. The truth is that if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
Based on recent research, locksmiths in the United States typically earned around $42-$55k every year. This amount is actually fairly decent earnings. However, this is really dependent on how hardworking you are in finding clients and selling your services. Many also warn that before you can become a successful locksmith, you first have to go through some rigorous training from a locksmithing school.
After you have completed formal schooling, it is suggested that you take an apprenticeship before taking on real jobs as a locksmith. Apprenticeships allow for you to gain additional onsite experience with your mentor. This works out great, as your mentor gets an extra hand to work on current projects without having to shell out a huge amount for a hired help while at the same time you actually get to learn from a trained professional that you don’t have to pay.
Once you start working as a locksmith, earnings will be slow at first as you need to build your portfolio of successful projects and services before people will start trusting you. However, if you work hard in marketing your services to the public and ensure your provide quality service in every call, I am sure you can earn as much as $52k in time. All it really takes is some hard work, determination and patience that eventually everything you have done will pay off and that you will start earning in your new career.