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The Essential Handyman Salary Guide for 2023

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If you’re looking to hire a handyman to join your team, you probably have some questions about what to pay them. To help you, we’ve put together the essential handyman salary guide with up-to-date, crowdsourced data courtesy of Payscale. Below, you will find handyman salary information based on national averages, years of experience, and geographic location.

How much do handymen make in the United States?

There are a few factors that will affect the salary you pay your handymen. Things to ask yourself include:

  • How much does a handyman earn on average in the U.S.?
  • What is the average handyman hourly rate vs. a handyman’s annual salary?
  • How much do handymen make in the state where they live?
  • How much experience does the handyman that you’re looking to hire have?
  • How much does an entry-level handyman make compared to an experienced handyman?
  • Handymen earn $54,612 per year on average
  • A handyman’s hourly rate is $24.30 on average
  • Entry-level handymen earn $42,657 per year on average
  • Experienced handymen earn $66,086 per year on average

Average Handyman Salary in the U.S.

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To help you better understand how to determine what you pay your employees, we have provided a detailed breakdown of handyman salaries by state and by years of experience.

Use this information to ensure you are paying fair wages in your state to help attract and retain top performers.

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State-by-state average handyman salaries

Where your handyman works will affect their average income. To illustrate, handymen working in California earn $59,061 on average, whereas handymen earn $48,533 in Texas and $49,512 in Florida.

Average Salary by State (USD)

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  • $60,000-$64,999
  • $55,000-$59,999
  • $50,000-$54,999
  • $45,000-$49,999
  • $40,000-$44,999

Handyman salary by years of experience

Handymen salaries increase as they earn experience. Below are national averages based on their levels of experience.

Note: Handymen salaries may also increase if they need a handyman license in their state or province (here’s a guide to licensing in the U.S. and Canada).

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