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Maintenance Technician, Apartments Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Apartment Maintenance Technicians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $14.41 per hour nationwide. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. For the most part, Apartment Maintenance Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although over a third lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and close to one-half get dental coverage, too. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,130 - $46,672
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$23K
$34K
$47K
MEDIAN: $33,982
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$10.84 - $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
$23,130 - $46,672  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,231  
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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$23,144 - $42,227  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.84 - $18.56  
   
Overtime
$15.41 - $28.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,231  
   
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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$23,144 - $42,227  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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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As Apartment Maintenance Technicians transition into upper-level roles such as Maintenance Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Maintenance Managers earn $59K on average per year.

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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 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. 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 Apartment Maintenance Technicians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $29K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $31K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Apartment Maintenance Technicians make a median salary of $34K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

Pay Difference by Location


For Apartment Maintenance Technicians, busy Minneapolis offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 31 percent above the national average. Apartment Maintenance Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+15 percent), Atlanta (+10 percent), Charlotte (+8 percent), and Columbus (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Kalamazoo. Workers in Phoenix and Orlando earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less and 8 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
up arrow 4%

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
up arrow 5%

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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