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The Average Salary of a Self-Employed Handyman

Updated April 17, 2017

If you are good at repairing or building things and enjoy taking on odd jobs, the work of a self-employed handyman could be worth looking into. According to a September 2010 survey by Payscale.com, these workers can earn decent incomes, with the opportunity to top £26,000 annually after five years.

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Level of Experience

According to a September 2010 survey by Payscale.com, handymen who have at least five years of experience in the field can expect to earn between £12,528 and £26,338 annually. After working as a self-employed handyman for at least a decade, your earnings could range between £15,757 and £31,803 per year.

Pay by State

Geography can make a difference in pay when it comes to self-employed handymen. According to a September 2010 finding by Payscale.com, handymen working in the state of Georgia are earning some of the highest incomes, ranging between £14,300 and £51,025 each year. Using your handyman skills in the state of Florida may net the lowest salary, with those workers reporting top incomes of £19,500 a year.

Area of Work

The type of jobs you take on as a self-employed handyman could determine what you can earn. Working in residential repair, handymen are reporting earning between £15,591 and £23,400 a year. Those doing primarily home improvement jobs could start out less at £12,774, but they also reported topping out at £23,806.

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About the Author

Sherry Mitchell holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Middle Tennessee State University and has been writing for more than a decade. She is a full-time government reporter in Sumner County, Tenn.

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