Handyman Salary

Men make up the majority of Handymans in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $20.18 per hour. While career length and the individual firm impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Handymans. Medical benefits are awarded to roughly one in seven, and less than one in ten earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,027 - $75,504
(Median)
$20K
$38K
$76K
MEDIAN: $37,789
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$11.34 - $41.21
(Median)
$11
$20
$41
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$20,027 - $75,504  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
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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$23,813 - $86,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 92
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$11.34 - $41.21  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12 - $2.55  
Overtime
$7.07 - $58.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
   
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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$23,813 - $86,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,042
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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.

Common Career Paths for Handyman


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Handymans who go on to become Maintenance Technicians may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Maintenance Technician, an upper-level role, pays $38K. Handymans most often advance into Apartment Maintenance Technician and Building Maintenance Worker positions even though the median salaries are $11K lower and $11K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Handyman


Mr Handyman Inc offers the lowest compensation; the median salary there averages out to only $42K. The pay range is also narrow, ranging between $21K and $166K.

Popular Skills for Handyman


Handymans seem to wield many skills on the job. 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 24 percent, 23 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Those listing Electronic Troubleshooting as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Add New: Electrical and Painting also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Maintenance are, more often than not, also skilled in Carpentry and ELECTRICAL.

Pay by Experience Level for Handyman

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


For many Handymans, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $34K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $41K. For Handymans, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $43K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $51K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Handymans, Boston offers exceptional salaries, 74 percent above the national average. Handymans will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+36 percent), Minneapolis (+24 percent), Seattle (+18 percent), and Denver (+17 percent). Trailing the national average by 17 percent, Las Vegas is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Handyman Salaries



National Average
$42,000



Skills That Affect Handyman Salaries

Carpenter
up arrow 24%

Energy Supply (Gas and Electricity)
up arrow 23%


Plumbing
up arrow 1%

Maintenance
0%

Flooring Installation
0%

National Average
$42,000

Carpentry
up arrow 1%

Drywall
up arrow 3%

Handyman
up arrow 9%

Painting
up arrow 10%

Add New: Electrical
up arrow 16%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

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