Angie Hicks, Angie’s List founder: “A handyman will either charge by the hour or by the job. The key here: time is money! Be organized. Have a list of items that you want the handyman to tackle and have the area ready. So when the handyman arrives, he or she can get right to work.”
Sean McGill, McGill Handyman Services: “Generally, the way we charge for smaller projects where people have a lot of different things involved in their house that they are wanting done, we’ll just go off of an hourly rate which is about $65 to $85 an hour and generally charge a trip charge. Other times, if it’s a larger project requiring multiple hours on the job, we’ll just charge it out by the complete job to get it done.