How Much Do You Pay Handyman (Florida)?
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.