Maintenance Technician, Apartments Salary

A sizeable majority of Apartment Maintenance Technicians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $14.57 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Health benefits are not claimed by all — over a third lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and slightly less than half have dental, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Apartment Maintenance Technicians. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,770 - $46,549
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$24K
$32K
$47K
MEDIAN: $32,270
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$11.12 - $18.66
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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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For Apartment Maintenance Technicians, progressing to a Maintenance Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Maintenance Manager can earn $60K annually. Career advancement for the typical Apartment Maintenance Technician often leads to becoming an Apartments Maintenance Supervisor or a Maintenance Supervisor; median salaries in these positions are $8K higher and $19K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Maintenance Technician, Apartments


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in HVAC System Design, Electronic Troubleshooting, Plumbing, and Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include ELECTRICAL, Painting, and HVAC. 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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $29K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $32K. Apartment Maintenance Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $33K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $34K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,200

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

For Apartment Maintenance Technicians, Denver provides a pay rate that is 12 percent greater than the national average. Apartment Maintenance Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+9 percent), Atlanta (+9 percent), Charlotte (+6 percent), and Omaha (+4 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Antonio, 13 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Portland (10 percent lower) and Orlando (8 percent lower).

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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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