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 $20.06 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but career duration and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Most Handymans like their work and job satisfaction is high. One in seven report receiving medical coverage from their employers and less than one in ten collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,000 - $75,076
(Median)
$20K
$38K
$75K
MEDIAN: $37,739
10%
50%
90%

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$11.07 - $41.55
(Median)
$11
$20
$42
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$20,000 - $75,076  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,237  
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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$23,391 - $87,683  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $41.55  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12 - $2.53  
Overtime
$9.64 - $60.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,237  
   
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).
)
$23,391 - $87,683  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 956

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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' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Maintenance Technician. Median pay for Maintenance Technicians is $38K. Handymans most often move into Apartment Maintenance Technician or Building Maintenance Worker roles. However, the former pays $11K less on average, and the latter pays $11K less.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Handyman


Although Mr Handyman Inc hands out the lowest average salary in town at $42K, employee compensation still varies greatly; workers can make as little as $21K or as much as $166K.

Popular Skills for Handyman


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their 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 28 percent, 23 percent, and 8 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. It is often found that people who know Maintenance are also skilled in 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. 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. Handymans who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $43K. Handymans who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $51K.

Pay Difference by 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 St. Louis (+35 percent), Denver (+25 percent), San Diego (+18 percent), and Phoenix (+17 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Handyman's salary, with Miami Handymans earning salaries that are 28 percent less than the national average. Los Angeles and Las Vegas are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Handyman Salaries



National Average
$42,000



Skills That Affect Handyman Salaries

Carpenter
up arrow 28%

Energy Supply (Gas and Electricity)
up arrow 23%


Plumbing
up arrow 1%

Maintenance
0%

Carpentry
0%

Flooring Installation
0%

National Average
$42,000

Painting
up arrow 1%

Drywall
up arrow 5%

Handyman
up arrow 9%

Add New: Electrical
up arrow 15%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 123 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: 15% dental benefits Dental: 8%
vision benefits Vision: 6% employee benefits None: 84%