Cost of a Handyman 2013-14

Handyman Costs (1)

Has your DIY attempt been more of a hindrance than a help? Finally getting around to hanging those paintings? Need a minor patch-up rather than a major makeover? The average hourly rate for a handyman is just $45 so why bother doing it yourself?

Handyman Costs (1)

In fact for minor odd jobs like hanging frames and installing shelves you could pay the budget rate of $30. For more premium services you’re looking at closer to $50 per hour. The average rate of $45 will get you minor painting, repairs and regular home maintenance.

Cost of common tasks

TV installation starts at $60, on average is around $100 and peaks at $250. Wall-mounting smaller televisions costs less than gigantic plasmas.

Dryer installation sits somewhere between $100 for a budget job and $200 for a premium service.

Minor painting & plastering varies according to difficulty and the time needed to complete the task. Minor plastering and painting can cost from anywhere between $30 and $50 per hour.



Karina May

Karina May is Content Editor at Her extensive knowledge and understanding of the Australian renovation market and the costs involved has provided her with valuable insight into how homeowners can maximise the value of their properties. She contributes regular expert articles on topics including renovating for profit to sites like and Yahoo!7. You can find Karina on

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