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The average pay for a Handyman with construction skills is $27.50 per hour.

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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.


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.

Handyman Job Listings

Handyman Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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

Handyman in Des Moines:
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.

Key Stats for Handyman

5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Years of Experience

5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
vision benefits
no benefits
None: 60%