An Air Conditioning (AC) Technician earns an average wage of $17.34 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$29,517 - $63,421
$30K
$46K
$63K
MEDIAN: $46,451
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90%

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$11.15 - $27.27
$11
$17
$27
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,517 - $63,421  
   
Bonus
$1,250  
Commission
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$24,835 - $62,309  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $27.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.41  
Overtime
$17.72 - $47.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$1,250  
   
Commission
$500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,835 - $62,309  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 91

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Job Description for Air Conditioning (AC) Technician

An air conditioning (AC) technician is a person typically employed by a company that specializes in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) processes. This technician works to install, maintain, and repair air conditioning equipment in commercial and residential buildings. This can involve machine work on air conditioning units themselves, as well as structural work to place ducts and vents.

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Air Conditioning (AC) Technician Tasks

  • Install, inspect, maintain, and repair AC units.
  • Read schematics, study schedules, and estimate job requirements, such as costs and completion times.
  • Report job details, such as completion times, materials used, and unit damages and repairs.
  • Maintain, repair, and replace company equipment and order parts and units from vendors.
  • Use diagnostic equipment to test AC units for leakage, damage, and functionality.

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Pay by Experience Level for Air Conditioning (AC) Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Air Conditioning (AC) Technician Reviews

What is it like working as an Air Conditioning (AC) Technician?

Air Conditioning (AC) Technician in Visalia:
"Ups and downs."
Pros: After A few years in the trade you got flexibility on how much you make and what you want to do.
Cons: The negative things about this trade is the conditions you have to work in being outside and different types of weather.

Key Stats for Air Conditioning (AC) Technician

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Air Conditioning (AC) Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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