We surveyed 197 locksmiths to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical locksmith. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a locksmith?



Working as a locksmith typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a locksmith?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a locksmith typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.

Is it easy to get a job as a locksmith?



It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a locksmith. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for locksmiths.


Do locksmiths work full-time or part-time?

65% of locksmiths work in full-time roles while 35% work part-time.