Handyman Salary

Male Handymans number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $20.41 per hour in the United States. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though the company and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Approximately one-sixth enjoy medical while less than 10 percent get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than one in ten. Work is enjoyable for Handymans, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,827 - $60,859
$24K
$41K
$61K
MEDIAN: $41,485
10%
50%
90%

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$12.36 - $45.35
$12
$21
$45
MEDIAN: $20.51
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50%
90%

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$0$91K
Salary $23,827 - $60,859
Bonus $194.89 - $5,128
Profit Sharing $6,500
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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$25,726 - $91,957
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 135
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $12.36 - $45.35
Hourly Tips $0.28 - $2.60
Overtime $15.03 - $43.89
Annual Data $0$91K
Bonus $194.89 - $5,128
Profit Sharing $6,500
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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$25,726 - $91,957
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,132

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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.

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.

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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: $43,258

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).

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Key Stats for Handyman

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 122 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Handyman Salaries

▲20%

▲1%

National Average
$43,000

▼4%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Handyman Salaries

Energy Supply (Gas and Electricity)
▲20%

▲17%

Handyman
▲14%

▲6%

▲6%


National Average
$43,000

Cabinetry Installation
▼1%

▼2%


▼2%

▼3%

PAINTER
▼5%

▼12%

Add New: Electrical
▼18%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 16%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 83%
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