Maintenance Technician, Apartments Salary
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.Read More...
The maintenance technician must be skilled in using multiple tools. They need a general knowledge of a variety of repairs that involve carpentry, plumbing, HVAC work, and related tasks.This employee also is expected to handle routine repairs in these fields without needing to call an outside contractor or repair service. Additionally, the maintenance technician must follow their employer's systems and procedures for ensuring the apartments and the property on which they’re situated are safe and kept in good order.
Normally a maintenance technician must have a high school diploma or equivalent, although a property management company may prefer individual with at least a year's experience in facilities maintenance work. Secondary education or technical training in plumbing or HVAC work may also be preferred.
The maintenance technician must be personable and presentable; they work in the apartment homes of renters and must be respectful and trustworthy at all times. Additionally, the technician must be organized, as they may have multiple jobs or tasks to prioritize. Most apartment maintenance technicians are expected to be on call 24 hours per day, and must be able to respond to emergency situations within a small window of time.
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.
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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
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.