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Average Locksmith Prices


The cost to hire a locksmith can vary quite a bit depending on the time of day, type of job, product and supplies, distance traveled, and so on. Every locksmith job is basically a custom solution to resolve an issue. Here are some average prices for locksmith services but keep in mind these can vary quite a bit based on the job.

  • Minimum Charge - Locksmiths will charge a minimum fee just to go out to the location. That fee can range from a minimum of $35-$100
  • Change Lock - $50-$100
  • Unlock Car - $25-$50
  • Key Replacement - $25-$50 for a home and standard car. $100+ for cars with microchip keys
  • Key Replacement - $25-$50 for a home and standard car. $100+ for cars with microchip keys
  • Time of Day Charges - Can range from an additional $100-$250 if the call is received on a holiday or outside of typical work hours

Since locksmith charges can vary considerably you should always contact at least 2-3 locksmiths to get a rough idea of cost. Always explain as many details as possible over the phone so that you can get a more accurate estimate. Also ask about minimum charges.

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