Maintenance Technician, Apartments Salary (United States)

Most Apartment Maintenance Technicians in the United States are men, earning an average of $14.23 per hour. The range in pay spans from $10.65 per hour to $18.30. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all—about a third lack any form of coverage—but a majority have medical insurance, and about half have dental, too. Job satisfaction for Apartment Maintenance Technicians is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale 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 (?
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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$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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Apartment Maintenance Technicians' salaries may rise greatly in accordance with career advancement. Those who assume a higher-end position such as a Maintenance Manager may get paid an extra $28K per year.

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Popular Skills for Maintenance Technician, Apartments

Survey results suggest that Apartment Maintenance Technicians put a wide range of professional skills to use. Electronic Troubleshooting and HVAC System Design are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 4 percent and 3 percent respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like ELECTRICAL. 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.
Though Apartment Maintenance Technicians can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. Salaries start at $29K, which grows to $31K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $33K after 10 to 20 years. Apartment Maintenance Technicians who stay in the field for several decades see their salaries grow less quickly after 20 years, with incomes eventually hovering around $34K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 26 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 13 percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

St. Paul
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Minneapolis
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Denver
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Charlotte
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National Average
$31,000
Cleveland
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Birmingham
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Orlando
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Phoenix
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Las Vegas
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For Apartment Maintenance Technicians, working in the bustling city of St. Paul has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Minneapolis, Denver, Atlanta, and Charlotte are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Apartment Maintenance Technicians earning around 17 percent, 16 percent, 11 percent, and 6 percent more than average. The lowest-paying market is Las Vegas, which sits 17 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Phoenix and Orlando (-9 percent and -8 percent, 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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Plumbing
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Maintenance
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$31,000
HVAC
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ELECTRICAL
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Job Satisfaction

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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%