How much should I pay for a handyman?

The handymen we spoke with charge, on average, $75-85 per hour. Al Hartley, of Al the Handyman, Inc. in Austin, says his rates are at the higher end of average, but save his customers money in the long run.

“Everybody would like a deal, but don’t spend $10 to save five. Sometimes quality work pinches the wallet, but the work will still be with you ten years down the road.”


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I recommend getting several bids on the work to be done, as not all handymen charge outrageous prices. In general, a handyman is a service with minimal overhead, not a contractor who has to pay a large overhead. Most of us work out of our homes, and own, not rent our tools, enabling us to charge a fraction of what a contractor charges. Hope this helps, Michale, All American Handyman, Phoenix. A good Handyman is worth his weight in gold. A good customer is priceless!!!!!!

yes thats right professional handymen cost money just like a car mechanic, were just house mechcanic's I charge by the job so people dont freak out at the rate. Terry a Handyman Phoenix Az

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