Maintenance Technician, Apartments Salary

Men make up the majority of Apartment Maintenance Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $14.41 per hour. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Apartment Maintenance Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by a little less than half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$22,788 - $46,596
(Median)
$23K
$34K
$47K
MEDIAN: $34,045
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50%
90%

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$10.84 - $18.47
(Median)
$11
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$22,788 - $46,596  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,233  
Commission
$491.32 - $1,233  
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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$23,150 - $42,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.84 - $18.47  
   
Overtime
$15.34 - $27.85  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,233  
   
Commission
$491.32 - $1,233  
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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$23,150 - $42,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,157

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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 $59K per year.

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Popular Skills for Maintenance Technician, Apartments


Apartment Maintenance Technicians report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Electronic Troubleshooting, HVAC System Design, Plumbing, and HVAC are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Painting and ELECTRICAL. The majority of those 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.


Apartment Maintenance Technicians with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $29K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $31K. On average, Apartment Maintenance Technicians make $34K following one to two decades on the job. Apartment Maintenance Technicians who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location


Minneapolis offers some of the highest pay in the country for Apartment Maintenance Technicians, 23 percent above the national average. Apartment Maintenance Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+13 percent), Atlanta (+11 percent), Columbus (+7 percent), and Charlotte (+7 percent). In Kalamazoo, salaries are 19 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Phoenix and Orlando are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 10 percent less than the median.

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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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Plumbing
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HVAC System Design
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Maintenance
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Carpentry
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HVAC
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National Average
$31,000

ELECTRICAL
up arrow 5%

Painting
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 218 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 36%