Maintenance Technician, Apartments Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Apartment Maintenance Technicians earn an average of $14.47 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. For the most part, Apartment Maintenance Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although around one in three lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and around half get dental coverage, too. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$23,735 - $45,549
(Median)
$24K
$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $33,772
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$10.87 - $18.56
(Median)
$11
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,735 - $45,549  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,381  
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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$23,290 - $42,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.87 - $18.56  
   
Overtime
$15.42 - $27.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,381  
   
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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$23,290 - $42,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,164
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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Maintenance Manager, where median compensation is $59K annually.

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Popular Skills for Maintenance Technician, Apartments


Apartment Maintenance Technicians report using a wide range 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 pay less than market rate include Painting and ELECTRICAL. Most people familiar with 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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 $32K. Apartment Maintenance Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $34K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Minneapolis is home to an above-average pay rate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians, 33 percent higher than the national average. Apartment Maintenance Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+13 percent), Atlanta (+9 percent), Charlotte (+9 percent), and Columbus (+4 percent). In Kalamazoo, salaries are 19 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in San Antonio (13 percent lower) and Orlando (10 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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HVAC
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Plumbing
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Maintenance
0%

Carpentry
0%

National Average
$31,000

ELECTRICAL
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Painting
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 217 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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