Handyman Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Handymans in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $20.20 per hour nationwide. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length and the particular employer. Medical benefits are awarded to one-seventh, and fewer than one in ten earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Handymans. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,097 - $75,043

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$11.50 - $41.27

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$20,097 - $75,043  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,970  
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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$24,005 - $86,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$11.50 - $41.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12 - $2.53  
Overtime
$7.07 - $58.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,970  
   
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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$24,005 - $86,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,059
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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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Although many Handymans transition into Maintenance Technician roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $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


Mr Handyman Inc offers the smallest salaries in town — $42K on average — but the considerable range in workers' salaries (stretching from $21K to $166K) creates a rather varied pay scale.

Popular Skills for Handyman


Handymans seem to require a rather large skill set. 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 24 percent, 22 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 skilled in Maintenance are similarly competent in Carpentry and ELECTRICAL.

Pay by Experience Level for Handyman

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $34K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $41K. Handymans with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $43K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $51K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Handymans, 73 percent higher than the national average. Handymans can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+36 percent), Minneapolis (+24 percent), Phoenix (+22 percent), and Seattle (+18 percent). The lowest-paying market is Las Vegas, which sits 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 24%

Energy Supply (Gas and Electricity)
up arrow 22%


Maintenance
0%

Plumbing
0%

Flooring Installation
0%

Carpentry
0%

National Average
$42,000

Drywall
up arrow 3%

Painting
up arrow 9%

Handyman
up arrow 9%

Add New: Electrical
up arrow 16%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 128 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
33%

Common Health Benefits

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