How much a Handyman gets paid depends on what part of the country the Handyman operates. On the average, a Handyman makes between $60 to $65 an hour. For independent operators, this rate can run from $55 to $75. Handymen who charge as much as $125 an hour work for big business. When you put all these together, you come up with a national average of $77.
The hourly rate charged by a Handyman is just one of the pricing models they use. One other factor that determines the amount a Handyman charge is the type of job you require them to do. As Generalists, they cover the repair of tiles and grout; refinishing, repair, and reface of cabinets; bath fan installations; and a lot more.
If a Handyman is hired to do a repair on tiles and grout, based on the national average, the Handyman should pocket about $401. Should it be that you need a Handyman to install a bath fan, the national average shows the Handyman will charge about $361. The type of job is another deciding factor of what a Handyman takes home.
Not all jobs are the same. Some are small, while the others fall between medium and large. So, besides the hourly rates, a Handyman may charge a flat rate depending on the kind of job that you hire them for.
Some jobs can be complex though. One thing about a complex job is the complications that come with it. This is why a Handyman uses a third pricing model for complex jobs. If an hourly rate is charged, you may get the impression that a Handyman is slowing the work down on purpose just to increase the number of hours worked. In a like manner, charging by the job may not favor the Handyman. The Handyman may feel that breaking it down to an hourly rate, what he or she charged is far less than what an hourly rate may have gotten for the Handyman.
In a situation like this, a Cost Difference pricing model is applied. This works well for experienced Handymen who know how long it takes to do a job. So, when you hire them, they always give you a flat rate. If you check it, you will find that regardless of the amount you get at a fixed rate, the Handyman does not lose in any way.
A Handyman in Mobile, AL charges an average of $13.71 per hour. This is below the national average of $15.96 an hour. A Handyman in the state of Alaska earns more than the national average. The hourly rate in Alaska is $21.96. The State of Connecticut meets the national average with a state average of $15.25.
A Handyman job is more like a Jack of all trades kind of job. It affords them the opportunity to do all sorts of jobs. With their various pricing models, they have been able to ensure that they do not get cheated for the jobs that they do. This is what makes a Handyman job easy to manage.