Maintenance Technician, Apartments Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Apartment Maintenance Technicians earn an average of $14.57 per hour. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and slightly less than one-half receive dental plans. Most Apartment Maintenance Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,770 - $46,549
(Median)
$24K
$32K
$47K
MEDIAN: $32,270
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$11.12 - $18.66
(Median)
$11
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,770 - $46,549  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,838  
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
Commission
$1,100  
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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$23,669 - $41,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 107
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.12 - $18.66  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.36  
Overtime
$15.50 - $28.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,838  
   
Commission
$1,100  
Profit Sharing
$1,100  
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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$23,669 - $41,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,342
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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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Apartment Maintenance Technicians who transition into a Maintenance Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $60K per year. When Apartment Maintenance Technicians are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Apartment Maintenance Supervisors or Maintenance Supervisors. Those roles pay an additional $8K and $19K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Maintenance Technician, Apartments


Apartment Maintenance Technicians seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in HVAC System Design, Electronic Troubleshooting, Plumbing, and Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include ELECTRICAL, Painting, and HVAC. Most people who know Maintenance also know Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Technician, Apartments

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Apartment Maintenance Technicians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $29K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $32K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $33K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $34K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,200

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

Denver is home to an above-average pay rate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians, 12 percent higher than the national average. Apartment Maintenance Technicians will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+9 percent), Atlanta (+9 percent), Charlotte (+6 percent), and Omaha (+4 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is San Antonio. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Portland (10 percent less) and Orlando (8 percent less).

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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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Plumbing
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Maintenance
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National Average
$31,000

Carpentry
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HVAC
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ELECTRICAL
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Painting
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 240 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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