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Handyman Salary

Handymans in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $20.12 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by residence, followed by career duration and the individual firm. Around one in seven report receiving medical coverage from their employers and fewer than one in ten collect dental insurance. The majority of Handymans claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$19,775 - $77,371
(Median)
$20K
$38K
$77K
MEDIAN: $37,739
10%
50%
90%

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$11.06 - $41.22
(Median)
$11
$20
$41
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$19,775 - $77,371  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,521  
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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$23,309 - $87,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$11.06 - $41.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12 - $2.55  
Overtime
$7.21 - $60.97  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,521  
   
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).
)
$23,309 - $87,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,010

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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 transition into an upper level Maintenance Technician position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Maintenance Technician makes $38K a year. 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


Survey takers working as Handymans report using a large range of professional skills. 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 27 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 Handyman also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Maintenance also know ELECTRICAL and Carpentry. Most people experienced in Plumbing 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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Handymans. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $34K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $41K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Handymans make a median salary of $43K. Handymans who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $51K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Handymans that is 77 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Handymans will also find cushy salaries in Sacramento (+48 percent), St. Louis (+20 percent), Chicago (+19 percent), and Seattle (+18 percent). Las Vegas ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Handyman Salaries



National Average
$42,000



Skills That Affect Handyman Salaries

Carpenter
up arrow 27%

Energy Supply (Gas and Electricity)
up arrow 23%


Flooring Installation
up arrow 2%

Plumbing
up arrow 1%

Maintenance
0%

Carpentry
0%

National Average
$42,000

Drywall
up arrow 2%

Painting
up arrow 6%

Handyman
up arrow 9%

Add New: Electrical
up arrow 16%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 125 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
34%

Common Health Benefits

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