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Maintenance Technician, Apartments Salary (United States)

Most Apartment Maintenance Technicians in the United States are men. Tutors earn an average of $14.23 per hour. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by slightly less than half. The majority of Apartment Maintenance Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is derived from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Maintenance Technician, Apartments Salary (?
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$21,474 - $42,789
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MEDIAN: $32,371
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Maintenance Technician, Apartments Salary (?
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$10.65 - $18.30
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National Salary Data

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$21,474 - $42,789  
   
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$0.00 - $1,214  
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$22,883 - $41,505  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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$10.65 - $18.30  
   
Overtime
$15.04 - $27.43  
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$0.00 - $1,214  
   
Total Pay (?
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$22,883 - $41,505  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,172
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Job Description for Maintenance Technician, Apartments

An apartment maintenance technician normally handles repair and upkeep issues with apartment complexes. In some cases, a realtor or leasing company that manages multiple smaller rental properties may keep a dedicated maintenance technician on staff as well. In cases, the technician normally live within the complex(es) they serve or reside nearby to respond promptly when required.
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Maintenance Technician, Apartments Tasks
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that building systems operate efficiently and that the physical condition of buildings do not deteriorate.
  • Perform maintenance tasks such as carpentry, painting, plumbing and electrical repairs to ensure that the building is properly maintained.
  • Clean and repair building fixtures including lights, locks, windows, doors, screens, walls, floors, gutters and drains.
  • Operate and perform routine maintenance and repairs on HVAC equipment and related systems.

Common Career Paths for Maintenance Technician, Apartments

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At the upper end, Apartment Maintenance Technicians who move into a Maintenance Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The typical income for Maintenance Managers is $59K per year.

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Popular Skills for Maintenance Technician, Apartments

Apartment Maintenance Technicians report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Electronic Troubleshooting, HVAC System Design, Carpentry, and Plumbing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include ELECTRICAL. Most people skilled in Maintenance are similarly competent in Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Technician, Apartments

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Apartment Maintenance Technicians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $29K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $31K. Apartment Maintenance Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $33K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $34K. A majority of respondents report one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up close to a fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining roughly one in eight.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$31,000
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St. Paul offers some of the highest pay in the country for Apartment Maintenance Technicians, 33 percent above the national average. Apartment Maintenance Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+17 percent), Denver (+16 percent), Atlanta (+11 percent), and Charlotte (+6 percent). With compensation 17 percent below the national average, Las Vegas is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Phoenix and Orlando (9 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Maintenance Technician, Apartments Salaries

National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Maintenance Technician, Apartments Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
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HVAC System Design
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Carpentry
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$31,000
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ELECTRICAL
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 197 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 36%