Men make up the majority of Apartment Maintenance Technicians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $14.89 per hour. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Apartment Maintenance Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly two in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and more than two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$21,446 - $49,291
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$21K
$32K
$49K
MEDIAN: $32,484
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$11.31 - $18.85
(Median)
$11
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$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$21,446 - $49,291  
   
Bonus
$206.85 - $3,854  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$23,718 - $41,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 97
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.31 - $18.85  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.36  
Overtime
$17.48 - $28.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$206.85 - $3,854  
   
Commission
$1,100  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$23,718 - $41,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,202
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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.

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Popular Skills for Maintenance Technician, Apartments


Apartment Maintenance Technicians report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Appliance Repair and HVAC are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Cleaning, Painting, and Drywall. Those proficient in Maintenance are, more often than not, also skilled 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 Apartment Maintenance Technicians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $30K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $33K. Apartment Maintenance Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $34K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,692

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

Denver offers some of the highest pay in the country for Apartment Maintenance Technicians, 11 percent above the national average. Apartment Maintenance Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Charlotte (+8 percent), Columbus (+6 percent), Omaha (+6 percent), and Baltimore (+6 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Apartment Maintenance Technicians is geography, with workers in Kalamazoo earning a whopping 22 percent below the national average.

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What is it like working as a Maintenance Technician, Apartments?

Maintenance Technician, Apartments in Jackson:
"Fast paced, meet new people satisfying."
Pros: Learning different skills. And applying them for future knowledge.
Cons: Doing trash detail and sometimes picking up the grounds.

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Experience Affects Maintenance Technician, Apartments Salaries




National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Maintenance Technician, Apartments Salaries

Appliance Repair
up arrow 25%

up arrow 7%

HVAC System Design
up arrow 2%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

Carpentry
up arrow 2%

Maintenance
0%

Plumbing
0%

Electronic Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$32,000

ELECTRICAL
up arrow 2%

Electrician
up arrow 2%

Drywall
up arrow 5%

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 5%

Painting
up arrow 7%

Cleaning
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 179 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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