Handyman Salary

Male Handymans number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $20.38 per hour in the United States. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Roughly a sixth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and less than 10 percent collect dental insurance. The majority of Handymans claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,278 - $64,994
$23K
$41K
$65K
MEDIAN: $41,295
10%
50%
90%

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$12.18 - $41.71
$12
$20
$42
MEDIAN: $20.38
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$23,278 - $64,994  
   
Bonus
$193.92 - $8,616  
Profit Sharing
$4,700  
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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$25,305 - $86,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 138
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.18 - $41.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13 - $9.70  
Overtime
$15.15 - $45.71  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$193.92 - $8,616  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,700  
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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$25,305 - $86,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,169

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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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As Handymans transition into upper-level roles like Building Superintendents, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Building Superintendents earn the same amount as Handymans on average. Handymans most often move into positions as Maintenance Technicians or Apartment Maintenance Technicians. Maintenance Technicians actually earn $5K less on average, however, and Apartment Maintenance Technicians earn $12K less per year than Handymans do.

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Popular Skills for Handyman


Survey results imply that Handymans deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Energy Supply, Painting, and Handyman are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 19 percent, and 15 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. Those who learned Plumbing also tend to know ELECTRICAL and Carpentry. Most people familiar with Maintenance also know Carpentry and ELECTRICAL.

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: $42,675

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

For Handymans, Boston provides a pay rate that is 93 percent greater than the national average. Handymans can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Orlando (+49 percent), Chicago (+39 percent), Seattle (+32 percent), and Minneapolis (+22 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Miami Handymans earning much less — 39 percent less — than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Indianapolis (15 percent lower) and San Antonio (12 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Handyman

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
34%
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Experience Affects Handyman Salaries

▲21%

▲3%

National Average
$43,000

▼3%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Handyman Salaries

Energy Supply (Gas and Electricity)
▲22%

▲19%

Handyman
▲15%

▲7%

▲7%


Cabinetry Installation
▼0%

National Average
$43,000

▼1%

▼1%


▼1%

PAINTER
▼4%

▼11%

Add New: Electrical
▼17%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 81%
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