Maintenance Technician, Apartments Salary (United States)

Men make up the majority of Apartment Maintenance Technicians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $14.23 per hour. Compensation ranges from $10.65 per hour on the low end to $18.30 on the high end. Residency and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, around one third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by about half. Work is enjoyable for the better half of Apartment Maintenance Technicians who claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Maintenance Technician, Apartments Salary (?
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$21,474 - $42,789
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MEDIAN: $32,371
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Maintenance Technician, Apartments Salary (?
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$10.65 - $18.30
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$21,474 - $42,789  
   
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$0.00 - $1,214  
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$22,883 - $41,505  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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$10.65 - $18.30  
   
Overtime
$15.04 - $27.43  
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$0.00 - $1,214  
   
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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$22,883 - $41,505  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,172
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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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For Apartment Maintenance Technicians, career advancement has a positively large impact on pay. Approaching the top of the pay scale, a Maintenance Manager will earn $28K more than someone not as far along in their career.

Maintenance Technician, Apartments Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Maintenance Technician, Apartments

Apartment Maintenance Technicians report using a wide range of professional skills. Electronic Troubleshooting and HVAC System Design are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 4 percent and 3 percent respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.
Though Apartment Maintenance Technicians can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. Though starting salaries approximate $29K, they climb to $31K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $33K. As Apartment Maintenance Technicians reach 20 years on the job, salary increases slow down a bit, averaging $34K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 26 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 13 percent. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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Minneapolis
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Denver
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National Average
$31,000
Cleveland
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Birmingham
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Orlando
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With a pay rate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians that is 33 percent greater than the national average, St. Paul offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Other big spenders include Minneapolis, Denver, Atlanta, and Charlotte, top-paying cities where Apartment Maintenance Technicians see paychecks higher than average (+17 percent, +16 percent, +11 percent, and +6 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Las Vegas, 17 percent below the national average. Employers pay around -9 percent in Phoenix and -8 percent in Orlando, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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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Carpentry
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Plumbing
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Maintenance
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National Average
$31,000
HVAC
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ELECTRICAL
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 197 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
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 36%
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