$40,065
Avg. Salary
$20.31
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$768

Profit Sharing

$4,700

Commission

$7,750

The average pay for a Handyman with Maintenance skills is $20.31 per hour.

The average pay for a Handyman with Maintenance skills is $40,065 per year.

$12
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$20
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$42
90%
MEDIAN $20
$24k
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$62k
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MEDIAN $40,065
$23,614 - $61,809
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MEDIAN: $40,065
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$12.10 - $41.58
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$0$85K
Salary $23,614 - $61,809
Bonus $173 - $4,613
Profit Sharing $4,700
Commission $7,750
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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$25,128 - $85,660
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 114
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $12.10 - $41.58
Hourly Tips $0.12 - $5.15
Overtime $17.27 - $44.48
Annual Data $0$85K
Bonus $173 - $4,613
Commission $7,750
Profit Sharing $4,700
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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$25,128 - $85,660
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,060

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.

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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 157 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 $41,000 based on 195 salaries. An experienced Handyman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 275 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 $51,000 based on 196 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,652

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

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:
"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.

Key Stats for Handyman

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 151 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
30%

Experience Affects Handyman Salaries

Late-Career
▲19%

▼0%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 151 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
no benefits
None: 82%