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Maintenance Technician, Apartments Salary

Apartment Maintenance Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $14.43 per hour. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Apartment Maintenance Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. While more than a third report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and one-half have dental, as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,117 - $46,003
(Median)
$23K
$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $33,627
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$10.85 - $18.55
(Median)
$11
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,117 - $46,003  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,280  
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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$23,161 - $42,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.85 - $18.55  
   
Overtime
$15.40 - $28.04  
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 - $1,280  
   
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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$23,161 - $42,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,166
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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


Survey results show that Apartment Maintenance Technicians use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in HVAC, Electronic Troubleshooting, 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 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.


For many Apartment Maintenance Technicians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $29K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $32K on average — a distinctly larger sum. 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 about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

Pay Difference by Location


For Apartment Maintenance Technicians, working in the bustling city of Minneapolis has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Apartment Maintenance Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+15 percent), Atlanta (+10 percent), Columbus (+9 percent), and Charlotte (+8 percent). In Kalamazoo, salaries are 19 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Phoenix and Orlando also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent less).

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Experience Affects Maintenance Technician, Apartments Salaries




National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Maintenance Technician, Apartments Salaries

HVAC
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Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

HVAC System Design
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Plumbing
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Maintenance
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Carpentry
0%

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: 62% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 35%
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