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Hiring Handymen


  1. How much do handymen typically charge?

    The average cost to hire a plumber is between $50 and $100 per hour, but you can find qualified individuals who can perform handyman work for less. 

  2. How much are typical handyman repair costs?

    The average cost for a repair is around $150. However, each project is different and costs can range from $100 to repair shelves or install a fixture, to several hundred dollars for repairing doors or other time-consuming tasks.

  3. Should handymen be certified or licensed?

    Yes. Different states have different requirements for licensing and certifications handyman.  Be sure to check our state licensing tool to review the local handymen guidelines.

  4. What questions should I ask a handyman?

    There are several questions or things to know before hiring a handyman to do any work in your home.

    •   Do they have proper licensing?

    •   Do they charge for estimates?

    •   Do they provide references?

  5. How many handymen are in the U.S.?

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2020, there are 1,357,630 handymen employed in the U.S.. Their average salary is $21.05 per hour, with an annual wage of $43,790. California has the most handyman (131,101) with Texas (113,250) following just behind.  Alaska has the highest average hourly wage at $25.60 per hour.