Handyman Salary (United States)

A Handyman earns an average wage of $19.99 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Carpenter, Energy Supply (Gas and Electricity), and Painting.
Handyman Total Pay (?
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$20,084 - $85,540
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $39,506
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Handyman Total Pay (?
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$10.32 - $40.56
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$20,084 - $85,540  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,159  
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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$21,698 - $84,876  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 992
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$10.32 - $40.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12 - $1.47  
Overtime
$11.92 - $60.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,159  
   
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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$21,698 - $84,876  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 992
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Handyman

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

Pay Difference By Location

San Diego
up arrow 22%
St. Louis
up arrow 20%
Chicago
up arrow 15%
Phoenix
up arrow 4%
New York
up arrow 3%
Seattle
up arrow 2%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 1%
National Average
$42,000
Indianapolis
up arrow 3%
Los Angeles
up arrow 11%
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Handyman Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Handyman in Ojai:
"Customer Is Always Right (Even When You Know Otherwise)."
I would say to anyone starting out in the home repair field, when you are meeting and dealing with customers, is to listen. When a client is talking to you about what type of work and how they expect it look, listen to them. Make mental notes to get detailed information later and don't interrupt their monologue. When you see they have expressed their thoughts then begin with any concerns or ideas that you have.

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Experience Affects Handyman Salaries

National Average
$42,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Handyman Salaries

Carpenter
up arrow 28%
Energy Supply (Gas and Electricity)
up arrow 23%
Painting
up arrow 21%
ELECTRICAL
up arrow 2%
Plumbing
up arrow 1%
Maintenance
0%
National Average
$42,000
Carpentry
up arrow 1%
Drywall
up arrow 5%
Add New: Electrical
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

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: 14% dental benefits Dental: 8%
vision benefits Vision: 6% employee benefits None: 84%
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