Work with your hands, stay on the move, solve people’s problems, never get bored, and never stop learning. As a residential property management (RPM) maintenance technician, you’ll prepare apartments for new residents, make repairs for people already living there, and perform upkeep to make the community the best it can be.

This job and career path provide advantages you can’t always find elsewhere, even in other maintenance jobs:

A maintenance technician job is good for self-motivated problem-solvers who are eager to learn, and may be especially suited to someone with military, construction, contracting, or home repair experience — or technical school training. Stick with it and you could become a regional maintenance manager for a portfolio of communities!

Annual Base Salary Range*
Entry Level: $35,300–$51,800
Maintenance Supervisor: $50,100–$67,000
Regional Maintenance Manager: $77,700–$112,900

Additional Earnings*
Overtime and Bonus Pay: 6.9–11.7% of salary

Housing Benefits
Some employers offer rent reductions of 20% or more.

* Source: 2020 CEL & Associates  Real Estate Compensation Survey. These salary ranges are not reflective of every market and may be higher or lower depending on geographic area and employer.

To learn more, download our Maintenance Technician BrochureThis brochure describes compensation, benefits, and other advantages of the maintenance technician career path.

RPM Career Options: Maintenance Professional

Love helping people and working with a team? Employers provide on-the-job training for maintenance skills and hire applicants who have a positive attitude. Learn more about whether this is the perfect career for you.


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