How Much Do You Pay Handyman (Florida)?

March 18, 2011 by  
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I live in Southwest Florida and want a handyman to do some odd repair jobs on my house. Not really skilled jobs, just like painting and little repairs. Can I get someone for around ten dollars per hour, what is the going rate for handyman work (per eight hour day) in Southwest Florida?

Wow! $10 per hour is awfully cheap. $12.50 is only $100.00 per day and to expect professional results at that 1980′s pay scale is awfully optimistic. People working at fast food restaurants make $7-8 an hour and don’t have any responsibilities as self employed people do to know their business as well as their trade, insure themselves,(maybe) no perks, no bene’s. Buy there own work clothes… I think I’m saying you get what you pay for. The economy sucks but that doesn’t make it right to underpay hard working people with skills or talent. If you find some young kid doing work on the side after school fine, but a working person should make the money he or she deserves. FYI here in Chicagoland, the handyman companies are around $75.00 per hour. Sounds ridiculous but so does $10.00.
By the way, I’ve seen some horrific painting jobs in my life. Painting is a skilled profession.

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5 Comments on "How Much Do You Pay Handyman (Florida)?"

  1. Bux - Type 2 Diabetic (NIDDM) on Fri, 18th Mar 2011 2:02 pm 

    Most handymen charge between $15 & $40 per hour, depending on the job(s).

    You might be able to get one cheaper, if you pay cash and not receipt.
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  2. Dave L on Fri, 18th Mar 2011 2:38 pm 

    Typically $25 per hour.
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  3. Kwikflips on Fri, 18th Mar 2011 2:54 pm 

    I just came back to NY from orlando after 5 years– you pay according to their experience or you can pay by the job. house to house handymen don’t normally have contract negotiations with prices set in stone unless you are presented with a checklist of duties to be performed and a price list set for each duty and agreed by the homeowner in writing. Otherwise you could offer $10 – $15 per hour depending on what you may know or feel about his experience and just pay the handyman daily for hours worked.
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  4. chicagirl51 on Fri, 18th Mar 2011 3:08 pm 

    With the way the economy is now $10 an hour sounds really good for people who can’t get work.
    If I was close I would do it!
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  5. William on Fri, 18th Mar 2011 3:33 pm 

    Wow! $10 per hour is awfully cheap. $12.50 is only $100.00 per day and to expect professional results at that 1980′s pay scale is awfully optimistic. People working at fast food restaurants make $7-8 an hour and don’t have any responsibilities as self employed people do to know their business as well as their trade, insure themselves,(maybe) no perks, no bene’s. Buy there own work clothes… I think I’m saying you get what you pay for. The economy sucks but that doesn’t make it right to underpay hard working people with skills or talent. If you find some young kid doing work on the side after school fine, but a working person should make the money he or she deserves. FYI here in Chicagoland, the handyman companies are around $75.00 per hour. Sounds ridiculous but so does $10.00.
    By the way, I’ve seen some horrific painting jobs in my life. Painting is a skilled profession.
    References :

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