A Handyman earns an average wage of $19.98 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Carpenter, Painting, and Energy Supply (Gas and Electricity).
Handyman Total Pay (?
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$20,545 - $80,537
(Median)
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39K
52K
81K
MEDIAN: $39,236
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Handyman Total Pay (?
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$10.22 - $40.47
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$20,545 - $80,537  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,350  
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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$21,381 - $85,146  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,032
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$10.22 - $40.47  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11 - $4.04  
Overtime
$10.30 - $51.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,350  
   
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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$21,381 - $85,146  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,032
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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.
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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
Los Angeles
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St. Louis
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Phoenix
up arrow 12%
San Diego
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Pittsburgh
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Chicago
up arrow 7%
New York
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National Average
$42,000
Indianapolis
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Experience Affects Handyman Salaries

National Average
$42,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Handyman Salaries

Carpenter
up arrow 50%
Energy Supply (Gas and Electricity)
up arrow 23%
Painting
up arrow 23%
Drywall
up arrow 5%
ELECTRICAL
up arrow 2%
Plumbing
up arrow 1%
Maintenance
0%
National Average
$42,000
Carpentry
up arrow 2%
Add New: Electrical
up arrow 15%
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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
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
34%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 14% dental benefits Dental: 8%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 85%
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