Handyman Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Handymans earn an average of $20.43 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by the company and tenure. Job satisfaction for Handymans is high. Close to one-sixth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and less than one in ten collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$23,849 - $64,646
$24K
$43K
$65K
MEDIAN: $42,938
10%
50%
90%

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$12.30 - $44.43
$12
$20
$44
MEDIAN: $20.43
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50%
90%

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$0$89K
Salary $23,849 - $64,646
Bonus $175.00 - $5,500
Profit Sharing $7,350
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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$25,646 - $89,580
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 142
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $12.30 - $44.43
Hourly Tips $0.28 - $5.07
Overtime $15.10 - $44.70
Annual Data $0$89K
Bonus $175.00 - $5,500
Profit Sharing $7,350
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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$25,646 - $89,580
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,156

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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 advance into roles as Maintenance Technicians or Apartment Maintenance Technicians, but the median salaries are $5K lower and $12K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Handyman


Survey results imply that Handymans deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Energy Supply, Painting, and Handyman are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 18 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. 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 experienced in Maintenance also know Carpentry and ELECTRICAL. Most people experienced in Plumbing also know ELECTRICAL and Carpentry.

Pay by Experience Level for Handyman

Pay by Experience for a Handyman has a positive trend. An entry-level Handyman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 355 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Handyman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 389 salaries. An experienced Handyman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 581 salaries. A Handyman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 449 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,037

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

Surpassing the national average by 91 percent, Handymans in Boston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Handymans will also find cushy salaries in Orlando (+48 percent), Chicago (+38 percent), Seattle (+30 percent), and Minneapolis (+21 percent). Handymans' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Handymans in Miami bring in salaries that are 40 percent lower than the national average. Employers pay around 15 percent less in Indianapolis and 13 percent less in San Antonio, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Handyman

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Handyman Salaries

▲20%

▲2%

National Average
$43,000

▼3%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Handyman Salaries

Energy Supply (Gas and Electricity)
▲21%

▲18%

Handyman
▲14%

▲6%

▲6%


National Average
$43,000


Cabinetry Installation
▼1%

▼2%

▼2%

▼2%

PAINTER
▼5%

▼12%

Add New: Electrical
▼18%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 16%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 83%
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