House Repairer

Repair and remodel houses according to blueprints or oral instructions.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$25,000 – $72,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do House Repairers do?

Repairs and remodels houses and small buildings, according to blueprints or oral instructions: Measures distances and marks reference points on existing structure to lay out work. Removes defective members, existing siding, sheathing, and trim, using pinch bar, portable power saw, hammer, and other carpenter’s handtools. Cuts lumber to size and shape, using hand or portable power saw. Nails and screws new framework, sheathing, and trim in place. Fills cracks and other defects in plaster or plasterboard with patching plaster, using trowel. Sands plaster patch after drying to match existing surface. Paints interior and exterior surfaces to specified color and texture. Replaces or installs new electrical fixtures, plumbing hardware, and brickwork, using pliers, screwdrivers, wrenches, and trowel.

Should I be a House Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Hammerer, Prefabricated Houses Trimmer

    How to become a House Repairer

    House Repairers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering House Repairer-related education!
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