What's the average annual income of a locksmith?
20 years ago
What's the average annual income of a locksmith?
depends largely on geographical area. also, you're skills and the type work you're specializing in. (automotive, residential, commercial, institutional) owner / employee ?
What percentage of the locksmiths in the United States make $1,000,000 per year?
Do you know them well enough to know how they do it? Are you or any of the others in this newsgroup in that income category?
back in the early 90's Bill Reed posed that question... (they werent in Florida) his comment...
--Shiva-- nuk pu nuk
I haven't the faintest idea.
The ones that do, do it one of four ways.1) Lot's of trucks on the road 2) Questionable business practices 3) Working themselves to death 4) Several "big fish" accounts
Me? (Assuming you mean net) No. I probably could be but I turn down a lot of jobs (Too far, too late, too busy, too much hassle, better things to do, etc). There are more important things in life than making money.
I actually saw my kids grow up. :)
I haven't taken calls after 10:00 pm for several years - too old and tired I guess.
Although I haven't had a real vacation in several years, I take lots of time to do things other than work. This week I'm working with the kids at church with Vacation Bible School. No calls last Sat (VBS Fair all day). No calls yesterday (Sunday). No calls after 4:00 PM all this week.
I try not to take them on any Sunday - and if I do, only between 1:30 and4:30 because of church. Tuesday I teach a Bible study from 7-8 (The one we're doing now is called "How To Be A Christian, Without Being Religious!"). Wed Youth Group (or another Bible study - depending on the mood I'm in). Friday night Praise Team practice (vocals and/or drums). First Monday evening of the month, M.O.M. (Men Only Meeting). Second Thursday evening Prayer Night. Third Saturday Youth service (They call that music?!).
What I'm trying to say is, money isn't a big concern to me. I enjoy life. I give God a lot of my time. I've found that when I put Him first, everything else just falls into place! God always provides.
Bobby[IF YOU LOVE JESUS, DON'T HONK. T I T H E !!!]
Working "harder" translates into working _more_. Working more means giving up other things to which I devote my time. I do very little for just myself when it comes to how I spend my time. So working more can only be accomplished by short changing God and/of my family. I'm not willing to do either to make more money.
I do okay. I may not get everything I want, but I have everything I need and then some. It's just a matter of priorities, I guess. And wealth is not even close to the top of my list.
Find out yourself here (copy and paste entire line if broken):
This is their description of what a locksmith does...
====================================================================== Installs, repairs, rebuilds, and services mechanical or electrical locking devices, using handtools and special equipment: Disassembles locks, such as padlocks, safe locks, and door locks, and repairs or replaces worn tumblers, springs, and other parts. Inserts new or repaired tumblers into lock to change combination. Cuts new or duplicate keys, using keycutting machine. Moves lockpick in cylinder to open door locks without keys. Opens safe locks by drilling. May keep records of company locks and keys.
I can't remember ever repairing a "tumbler".
But, if one had to do this, it probably would be easier than repairing a spring (from above the top pin.) :-)
Could they be referring to a combination lock tumbler?
There's harder and there's smarter. I can make the same ammount of money for7.5 hours at the factory as I do for about an hour and a half installing a deadbolt.
I'm with you -- money is essential, but it's not #1 on my list.
You open up an interesting concept. What are all the sub specialites of locksmithing? Picking and unlock cars are the first things many people think of. But what else?
Master keying Keying alike Remaking lost keys (several sub categories of this) Recombinating safes Safe opening (two sub categories) Emergency openings Rekeying locks (at least four sub categories)
institutional one as well...no work for the public... --Shiva-- nuk pu nuk
O.K., ...... enough already, next you two will be sprouting halo's and wearing stiff white collars. We'll take a poll later to see who is holier than thou, 1st place gets to kiss the bishops ring. .. O.K. :-)
Oh, hey, no contest. My Bishop can beat up Bobby's Bishop anyday!
(BTW, the only person I'm competing with is myself. I want to be better than I was before, but not as good as I will be later.)
"Non-denominationals" don't have Bishops (but we've got some pretty tough lookin' Deacons)!
I like that. Think I'll use it.
In my church, a young man can be a deacon at age 12. Some of ours look pretty ruffled when Mom and Dad get them up early.
As for the compete comment, it just sort flowed out of my fingers. Use it anwhere you like.
The hardware side of electronic access control work: Recommending, furnishing and installing appropriate (code acceptable) electric strikes, deadbolts, panic bars and maglocks.
I found that the ssytems houses usually were not prepared to perform the lock work or electrical rough in.>
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