Handyman hourly rates vary from town to town but tend to average between $27 and $41 per hour, according to homewyse.com. Keep in mind that most handyman rates are for time only. Materials are typically an additional charge.
When hiring a handyman, find out how many hours the job is expected to take. Keep in mind that the hours are typically rounded up to the next full hour. Ask before hiring; you may find some handymen that bill in half-hour increments. A written agreement should be executed before any work begins to ensure everyone is on the same page with pricing.