Apartment maintenance technician jobs are in high demand according to the latest jobs report from the National Apartment Association (NAA).
Across the country, apartment-maintenance technician jobs show up in the tight labor market with pay of $36,904.
Property managers and landlords are looking for and requiring base skills in the apartment-maintenance technician jobs of:
- Preventative maintenance
- Communication skills
- Physical abilities
There are also specialized skills, such as plumbing and carpentry, that are needed on top of these basic skills.
Demand for apartment workers continues to rise
Healthy levels of new construction coupled with the summer leasing season led to increased demand for apartment workers in July, according to the NAA report.
More than two out of five positions available in the real estate industry were in the apartment sector.
Denver is the only metropolitan area that has ranked in the top five for demand every month this year.
Nashville and Charlotte were showing the greatest concentration of maintenance technician jobs in the July report.
Given the high demand for maintenance techs across the country, market salaries shown reflect the higher end of the pay scale.
National apartment association jobs report background
The NAA jobs report focuses on jobs that are being advertised in the apartment industry as being available, according to Paula Munger, Director, Industry Research and Analysis, for the National Apartment Association’s Education Institute.
“Our education institute is a credentialing body for the apartment industry. They hear often that one of the biggest problems keeping our industry leaders up at night is the difficulty in finding talent, attracting talent and retaining talent,” Munger said. “Labor-market issues are happening in a lot of industries, certainly with the tight labor market we have.”
NAA partnered with Burning Glass Technologies. “They have a labor-job posting database that is proprietary,” she said, and they can “layer on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). We looked at that and thought we could do something that is really going to help the industry and help benchmark job titles and trends as we go forward,” Munger said.