Men account for the majority of Handymans in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $20.39 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but the specific employer and years of experience are influential factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly one in six report receiving medical coverage from their employers and less than one-tenth collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$23,184 - $64,258
$23K
$41K
$64K
MEDIAN: $41,183
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$12.05 - $41.43
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MEDIAN: $20.39
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$23,184 - $64,258  
   
Bonus
$194.58 - $8,557  
Profit Sharing
$4,700  
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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$25,057 - $85,601  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 135
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.05 - $41.43  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.14 - $5.11  
Overtime
$15.17 - $46.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$194.58 - $8,557  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,700  
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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$25,057 - $85,601  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,227

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Handyman


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Handymans sometimes move into a Building Superintendent role, where the salary is similar. Many Handymans go on to become Maintenance Technicians or Apartment Maintenance Technicians despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $5K lower and $12K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Handyman


Handymans report using a large range of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Energy Supply can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. Handyman and Painting are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 15 percent and 22 percent. Those listing Electronic Troubleshooting as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Add New: Electrical and ELECTRICAL also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Plumbing also know ELECTRICAL and Carpentry. The majority of those who know Maintenance also know Carpentry and ELECTRICAL.

Pay by Experience Level for Handyman

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Handymans — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $37K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $41K on average. Handymans claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $45K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $52K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,682

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For Handymans, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Handymans can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Orlando (+49 percent), Chicago (+49 percent), Minneapolis (+34 percent), and Seattle (+25 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Handyman's salary, with Miami Handymans earning salaries that are 39 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Las Vegas (9 percent lower) and Los Angeles (3 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Handyman

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.
033
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
34%
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Experience Affects Handyman Salaries



National Average
$43,000



Skills That Affect Handyman Salaries

Energy Supply (Gas and Electricity)
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Drywall
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Carpenter
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National Average
$43,000




Household Electronic Repair
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 82%
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