$40,772
Avg. Salary
$20.53
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$961

Profit Sharing

$3,850

Commission

$3,500

The average pay for a Handyman is C$23.97 per hour.

The average pay for a Handyman is C$45,921 per year.

$12
10%
$21
50%
$44
90%
MEDIAN $21
$24k
10%
$41k
50%
$63k
90%
MEDIAN $40,772
$23,794 - $62,849
$24K
$41K
$63K
MEDIAN: $40,772
10%
50%
90%

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$12.20 - $44.25
$12
$21
$44
MEDIAN: $20.53
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$0$89K
Salary $23,794 - $62,849
Bonus $155 - $4,845
Profit Sharing $3,850
Commission $3,500
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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$25,305 - $89,884
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 253
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $12.20 - $44.25
Hourly Tips $0.12 - $5.11
Overtime $15.25 - $45.51
Annual Data $0$89K
Bonus $155 - $4,845
Commission $3,500
Profit Sharing $3,850
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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$25,305 - $89,884
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,134

Job Description for Handyman

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.

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Handyman Tasks

  • 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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Handyman


Common Career Paths for Handyman


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As Handymans make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Building Superintendent position pays around the same amount as the Handyman job on average. Handymans most often move into Maintenance Technician or Apartment Maintenance Technician roles. However, the former pays $5K less on average, and the latter pays $12K less.

Handyman Job Listings

Popular Skills for Handyman


Survey results imply that Handymans deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Energy Supply, Painting, and Handyman are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 18 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. Those listing Electronic Troubleshooting as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Add New: Electrical and ELECTRICAL also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Plumbing tend to be well versed in ELECTRICAL and Carpentry. It is often found that people who know Maintenance are also skilled in Carpentry and ELECTRICAL.

Pay by Experience Level for Handyman

Pay by Experience for a Handyman has a positive trend. An entry-level Handyman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 355 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Handyman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 389 salaries. An experienced Handyman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 581 salaries. A Handyman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 449 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,083

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Handymans that is 91 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Handymans will also find cushy salaries in Orlando (+48 percent), Chicago (+38 percent), Seattle (+31 percent), and Minneapolis (+21 percent). Handymans in Miami take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 40 percent less than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Indianapolis (15 percent less) and San Antonio (13 percent less).

Handyman Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Handyman?

Handyman in Orlando:
"How much to charge."
Do good work to keep your customers coming back.

Handyman in Des Moines:
"Handyman."
Pros: Meeting new people and solving problems for them.
Cons: Wearing all the hats, having people not follow through with communication.

Handyman in Chicago:
"So you wanted to be a Handyman."
Pay close attention to the details.

Handyman in Philadelphia:
"How far I could get."
Learn as much as you can.

Handyman in Los Angeles:
"Return customers are happy customers."
Pay very close attention to getting to the details and getting them right. Avoid shortcuts. Arrive clean and professional with a good set of tools. Listen closely to what the homeowner is asking for--take notes. Send your estimate as quickly as possible. Take the time to try to throw in a bonus "fix" if you can. Make the customer feel like they get extra value from you. If the customer is very happy, ask them if they would mind sharing their experience on Nextdoor or Yelp.

Handyman in Ojai:
"Customer Is Always Right (Even When You Know Otherwise)."
I would say to anyone starting out in the home repair field, when you are meeting and dealing with customers, is to listen. When a client is talking to you about what type of work and how they expect it look, listen to them. Make mental notes to get detailed information later and don't interrupt their monologue. When you see they have expressed their thoughts then begin with any concerns or ideas that you have.

Handyman in Cape Town:
"If I would have a future. To oneday retire at the company."
Stay pasionate about your work.

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Key Stats for Handyman

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 226 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
32%

Experience Affects Handyman Salaries

▲20%

▲2%

National Average
$43,000

▼4%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Handyman Salaries

Energy Supply (Gas and Electricity)
▲21%

▲18%

Handyman
▲14%

▲6%

▲6%


National Average
$43,000

Cabinetry Installation
▼1%

▼2%

▼2%


▼2%

PAINTER
▼5%

▼12%

Add New: Electrical
▼18%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 226 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 84%