Most people contacts a locksmith when they lost their keys or forgot their keys in the car. Some locksmiths are very skilled which can actually install doors, fix glass, fix doors that fell off, open safes, ironwork like gates and welding.
They consider dealing with lost keys and remotes or programming it as a small fraction of the actual work. What most locksmiths enjoy about their job is they get to meet new people and goes to different places constantly.
They often see people move in to their new apartments and needs to change their locks and their hardware for safety’s sake. A very skilled locksmiths salary is approximately $110,000 and an average locksmith salary is anywhere between $50,000 to $70,000 a year.