Handyman Salary

Male Handymans number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $20.26 per hour in the United States. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — years of experience and the specific company are driving factors as well. Most Handymans like their work and job satisfaction is high. Close to a seventh report receiving medical coverage from their employers and less than 10 percent collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,130 - $70,689
(Median)
$20K
$40K
$71K
MEDIAN: $39,694
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90%

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$11.72 - $40.97
(Median)
$12
$20
$41
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$20,130 - $70,689  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
Profit Sharing
$2,550  
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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$24,407 - $85,238  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$11.72 - $40.97  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12 - $2.80  
Overtime
$14.71 - $52.33  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,013  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,550  
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).
)
$24,407 - $85,238  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,296
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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' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Building Superintendent. On average, Building Superintendents get paid about the same as Handymans do. A lot of Handymans advance their careers by becoming Maintenance Technicians and Apartment Maintenance Technicians. However, those positions offer $5K less and $12K less per year on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Handyman


The consistently lowest paying firm is Mr Handyman Inc, where the median salary is just $42K. There isn't much variation there, either; the pay scale ranges only from $21K to $166K.

Popular Skills for Handyman


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Lucky workers who know Electrician can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 30 percent above average. Carpenter and Cabinetry Installation are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 26 percent and 30 percent. Those listing Electronic Troubleshooting as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Add New: Electrical and Drywall also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Maintenance are similarly competent in Carpentry and ELECTRICAL. The majority of those who know Plumbing also know ELECTRICAL and Carpentry.

Pay by Experience Level for Handyman

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $35K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $41K on average. Handymans with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $44K. Handymans who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $51K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,284

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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 Chicago (+33 percent), Minneapolis (+23 percent), Seattle (+22 percent), and Phoenix (+21 percent). Handymans' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Handymans in Miami bring in salaries that are 32 percent lower than the national average. San Antonio and Pittsburgh are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 21 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Handyman Salaries



National Average
$42,000



Skills That Affect Handyman Salaries

Carpenter
up arrow 30%

Electrician
up arrow 30%

Cabinetry Installation
up arrow 26%

Window or Door Installation
up arrow 25%

Energy Supply (Gas and Electricity)
up arrow 23%

Handyman
up arrow 7%

ELECTRICAL
up arrow 2%

Flooring Installation
up arrow 1%

Plumbing
0%

Carpentry
0%

Painting
0%

National Average
$42,000

Maintenance
up arrow 1%

Drywall
up arrow 4%

Add New: Electrical
up arrow 16%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 158 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
medical benefits
Vision: 7%
dental benefits
None: 84%
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