The average hourly pay for a Handyman in Australia is AU$26.68.
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What Do Handymen Do?
There are perhaps few other jobs as varied and demanding as that of a handyman. This line of work requires not only a vast scope of building skills, such as carpentry, wood repair and general remodeling; it also entails a variety of other specialty knowledge, including basic plumbing, appliance repair and even electrical maintenance. In fact, when a handyman is hired, he or she is expected to be able to come to a job ready to tackle a plethora of fix-it projects.
By its very nature, the job of…Read more
- Inspect and plan upgrades and minor building projects, including drywall, roofs, and woodwork.
- Respond to emergencies quickly.
- Clean up after work to ensure a tidy and safe environment.
- Perform ongoing maintenance, including painting, power washing, and cosmetic upgrades.
- Diagnose and repair electrical and plumbing problems.
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Facilities / Maintenance Supervisor
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
What Are Popular Skills for Handymen?
Skills in Maintenance, Plumbing, Cabinetry Installation and Kitchen/Bath are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Window or Door Installation.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Handymen?
An entry-level Handyman with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$24.29 based on 17 salaries. An early career Handyman with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$25.29 based on 105 salaries. A mid-career Handyman with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$27.41 based on 82 salaries. An experienced Handyman with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$30.01 based on 77 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$34.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Handyman in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 25.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Gold Coast, Queensland (21.8% more) and Newcastle, New South Wales (12.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (4.6% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (1.3% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 360 survey responses.