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Maintenance Technician, Apartments Salary (United States)

Male Apartment Maintenance Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $14.28 per hour in the United States. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Although the greater part have medical coverage and nearly one-half have dental coverage, over a third claim no health benefits at all. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Maintenance Technician, Apartments Salary (?
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$22,192 - $44,789
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MEDIAN: $33,298
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Maintenance Technician, Apartments Salary (?
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$10.78 - $18.37
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
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$22,192 - $44,789  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,210  
Commission
$300.00 - $2,100  
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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$23,096 - $41,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 107
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.78 - $18.37  
   
Overtime
$15.20 - $27.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,210  
   
Commission
$300.00 - $2,100  
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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$23,096 - $41,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,156
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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 go on to top-notch roles like Maintenance Manager, where median pay 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 System Design, Plumbing, and Carpentry are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include ELECTRICAL. Those proficient in Maintenance are, more often than not, also skilled 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $28K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $31K. On average, Apartment Maintenance Technicians make $33K following one to two decades on the job. 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

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St. Paul is home to an above-average pay rate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians, 34 percent higher than the national average. Apartment Maintenance Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+16 percent), Denver (+14 percent), Atlanta (+10 percent), and Charlotte (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Las Vegas, which sits 17 percent below the national average. Workers in Phoenix and Orlando earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 9 percent.

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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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Plumbing
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HVAC
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$31,000
Painting
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 208 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 36%