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Handyman FAQ

1. How much do handymen typically charge?

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

2. How much are typical handyman repair costs?

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

3. Should handymen be certified or licensed?

Answer: Yes.  Each state has their own 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?

Answer: 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 US?

Answer: According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2017, there are 1,351,210 handymen employed in the US.  Their average salary is $19.37 per hour, with an annual wage of $40,280.  California has the most handyman (126,420) with Texas (108,470) following just behind.  Alaska has the highest average hourly wage at $24.87 per hour.