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Handyman Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Handymans earn an average of $20.13 per hour. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — career length and the particular employer are driving factors as well. For the most part, Handymans enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly one in seven report receiving medical coverage from their employers and fewer than one in ten collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$19,993 - $75,760
(Median)
$20K
$38K
$76K
MEDIAN: $37,739
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90%

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$11.14 - $41.26
(Median)
$11
$20
$41
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$19,993 - $75,760  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,532  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,529 - $86,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$11.14 - $41.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12 - $2.55  
Overtime
$7.14 - $61.12  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,532  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$23,529 - $86,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 987

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Job Description for Handyman

There are perhaps few other jobs as varied and demanding as that of a handyman. This line of work requires not only a vast scope of building skills, such as carpentry, wood repair and general remodeling; it also entails a variety of other specialty knowledge, including basic plumbing, appliance repair and even electrical maintenance. In fact, when a handyman is hired, he or she is expected to be able to come to a job ready to tackle a plethora of fix-it projects.

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Handyman Tasks

  • Perform ongoing maintenance, including painting, power washing, and cosmetic upgrades.
  • Diagnose and repair electrical and plumbing problems.
  • Clean up after work to ensure a tidy and safe environment.
  • Inspect and plan upgrades and minor building projects, including drywall, roofs, and woodwork.
  • Respond to emergencies quickly.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Handyman


Offering only $42K on average, Mr Handyman Inc seems to pay the least. Moreover, the pay scale seems pretty narrow there; employees make $21K on the lower end and $166K on the higher end.

Popular Skills for Handyman


Survey results imply that Handymans deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Carpenter, Energy Supply (Gas and Electricity), and ELECTRICAL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 23 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Those listing Electronic Troubleshooting as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Add New: Electrical and Handyman also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Maintenance also tend to know ELECTRICAL and Carpentry. Those who learned Plumbing also tend to know Carpentry and ELECTRICAL.

Pay by Experience Level for Handyman

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Handymans with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $34K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $41K. For Handymans, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $43K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $51K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Handymans that is 86 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Handymans can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Sacramento (+48 percent), St. Louis (+34 percent), Phoenix (+22 percent), and Chicago (+15 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in Las Vegas.

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Experience Affects Handyman Salaries



National Average
$42,000



Skills That Affect Handyman Salaries

Carpenter
up arrow 27%

Energy Supply (Gas and Electricity)
up arrow 23%


Flooring Installation
up arrow 3%

Plumbing
up arrow 1%

Maintenance
0%

Carpentry
0%

National Average
$42,000

Drywall
up arrow 2%

Painting
up arrow 3%

Handyman
up arrow 9%

Add New: Electrical
up arrow 16%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 14% dental benefits Dental: 8%
vision benefits Vision: 6% employee benefits None: 85%
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