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Gunsmith Salary

$45,004 (USD)

Average Salary

$22/hr

Average Hourly

$747

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 15, 2019

The average pay for a Gunsmith is $45,004 a year and $22 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Gunsmith is between $33,376 and $54,712. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Gunsmith. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Repairs and alters firearms to meet blueprint and customer specifications, using hand tools and machines, such as grinders, planers, and millers.
  • Fits action and barrel into stock and aligns parts.
  • Installs parts, such as metallic or optical sights, pistol grips, recoil pads, and decorative pieces of firearms, using screws and hand tools.
  • Rebores barrels on boring machine to enlarge caliber of bore.
Gunsmith Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other

Job family population: 157,030

Estimated population of Gunsmith jobs: 1,005

Rate of error: 2.1%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$52,172
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Gunsmith Job Listings for United States

Gunsmith
Nov 25
Billings, MT, USA
Ricochet Custom Firearms And Gunsmith, LLC
Looking for a dedicated gunsmith. Services we offer are, Cerakote, hydrographics, bluing, all gunsmithing services, custom rifle building, and much more. Salary is based on 50% of labor. Our shop ...
Gunsmith Technician
Oct 31
Fort Wayne, IN, USA
Firearm Company
Learn the trade while working beside a world class, one of- a kind, Master Gunsmith with 30 years of dedication to the 1911. Our Pistols are a culmination of years of dedication and the pursuit of ...
89B Ammunition Specialist
Dec 10
FORT HARRISON, United States
Army National Guard
You might also consider a future as a bomb-disposal expert, gunsmith, or munitions manufacturer. Earn While You Learn Get paid to learn! In the Army National Guard, you will learn valuable job skills ...
89B Ammunition Specialist
Dec 6
Army National Guard
You might also consider a future as a bomb-disposal expert, gunsmith, or munitions manufacturer. Earn While You Learn Get paid to learn! In the Army National Guard, you will learn valuable job skills ...
89B Ammunition Specialist
Dec 6
Bell, CA, USA
Army National Guard
You might also consider a future as a bomb-disposal expert, gunsmith, or munitions manufacturer. Earn While You Learn Get paid to learn! In the Army National Guard, you will learn valuable job skills ...

The average pay for a Gunsmith is $45,004 a year and $22 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Gunsmith is between $33,376 and $54,712. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Gunsmith. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Billings, MT, USA
Ricochet Custom Firearms And Gunsmith, LLC
Looking for a dedicated gunsmith. Services we offer are, Cerakote, hydrographics, bluing, all gunsmithing services, custom rifle building, and much more. Salary is based on 50% of labor. Our shop ...
Gunsmith Technician
Oct 31
Fort Wayne, IN, USA
Firearm Company
Learn the trade while working beside a world class, one of- a kind, Master Gunsmith with 30 years of dedication to the 1911. Our Pistols are a culmination of years of dedication and the pursuit of ...
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