HVAC Controls Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of HVAC Controls Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $23.48 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most HVAC Controls Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,377 - $80,420

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$15.27 - $31.70

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,377 - $80,420  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,535  
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $7,291  
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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$34,220 - $75,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.27 - $31.70  
   
Overtime
$22.58 - $50.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,535  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017 - $7,291  
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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$34,220 - $75,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 203
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Job Description for HVAC Controls Technician

An HVAC controls technician is responsible for the installation, diagnostics, and repair of heating and air conditioning equipment. Their work can be indoors, sometimes working in small spaces, or it can be outdoors in any and all weather conditions, based on the type of installation. Most buildings require the installation of an HVAC system, so all environments from personal homes to industrial facilities are possible work locations. The environments can often be very dirty, and the work heavily involves hands-on situations. Possible dangers include extreme hot or cold temperatures, potentially dangerous levels of noise, and dust. In addition to the physical work of dealing with heating and air conditioning systems, HVAC controls technicians must also be able to fill out paperwork and deal with customers.

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HVAC Controls Technician Tasks

  • Work with clients to explain and rectify problems and to update equipment.
  • Read, update and interpret plans, blueprints and other documentation.
  • Calibrate and test HVAC systems and controls, documenting findings.
  • Troubleshoot, fix and update HVAC systems and associated controls.
  • Download, update and verify software accuracy.

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HVAC Controls Technicians note just a narrow range of job skills. Controls and Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. It is not unusual for someone who knows Controls to be familiar with Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation as well.

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Controls Technician

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


For many HVAC Controls Technicians, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $46K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $53K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $60K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $70K.

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Experience Affects HVAC Controls Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect HVAC Controls Technician Salaries

Controls
up arrow 3%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 12%
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