Journeyperson wage rates vary but generally range from $25 to $40 an hour plus benefits (2016 estimates). Apprentice locksmiths earn 60% of the journeyperson wage rate in their place of employment in the first year, 70% in the second, 80% in the third.
Locksmiths are part of the larger 2011 National Occupational Classification 7384: Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c..
According to the 2015 Alberta Wage and Salary Survey, Albertans in the Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c. occupational group earned on average from $20.17 to $34.62 an hour. The overall average wage was $27.84 an hour. For more information, see the Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c. wage profile.