Maintenance Technician, Apartments Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Apartment Maintenance Technicians earn an average of $14.48 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Although one in three lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and close to one-half get dental coverage, too. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,741 - $45,740

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$10.92 - $18.57

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,741 - $45,740  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,386  
Commission
$500 - $1,500  
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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$23,395 - $42,201  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.92 - $18.57  
   
Overtime
$15.45 - $27.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,386  
   
Commission
$500 - $1,500  
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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$23,395 - $42,201  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,180
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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


Survey results suggest that Apartment Maintenance Technicians use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Electronic Troubleshooting, HVAC, HVAC System Design, and Plumbing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $29K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $32K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $34K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $35K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Apartment Maintenance Technicians, San Diego provides a pay rate that is 21 percent greater than the national average. Apartment Maintenance Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+13 percent), Atlanta (+10 percent), Charlotte (+9 percent), and Columbus (+4 percent). Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Kalamazoo. Workers in San Antonio and Orlando earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (13 percent less and 10 percent less, 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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HVAC
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Plumbing
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Maintenance
0%

Carpentry
0%

National Average
$31,000

ELECTRICAL
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Painting
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 216 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: 63% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 34%
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