Handyman Pricing Considerations




When I first considered becoming a handyman I asked myself, “How much can I earn as a handyman and can I charge enough to make a decent living?”  I proceeded to scour the internet to see what other handymen were charging for their services.

The rates being charged were all over the board.  Some handymen quoted hourly rates on their websites and some quoted job rates.  Some quoted rates for every small job you could think of while others didn’t quote any rates at all.  More than one handyman quoted additional weekend, holiday and overtime charges as if he was trying to cover himself for any eventuality.  It became obvious that there are regional differences with some areas as low as $20 per hour and some as high as $75 per hour.

Overall I was encouraged by what I found.  My goal was to earn a decent living and be paid fairly for the work that I performed.  The rates being quoted by the most professional handymen/women were high enough that I thought it would be possible to make good money.  But the next question came to mind…