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HVAC Controls Technician Salary (United States)

HVAC Controls Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $23.31 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
HVAC Controls Technician Salary (?
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$35,769 - $76,639
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MEDIAN: $54,484
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HVAC Controls Technician Salary (?
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$16.04 - $30.72
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,769 - $76,639  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,079  
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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$35,462 - $73,587  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.04 - $30.72  
   
Overtime
$24.55 - $49.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,079  
   
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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$35,462 - $73,587  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 175
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Job Description for HVAC Controls Technician

  • 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.

HVAC Controls Technician Job Listings

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HVAC Controls Technicians typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Controls and Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Controls and Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Controls Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $47K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $51K. For HVAC Controls Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $57K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $69K.

Pay Difference By Location

Atlanta
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National Average
$51,000
Houston
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HVAC Controls Technicians working in Atlanta earn a little more than the national average. That said, location does not seem to play a huge role in determining pay for this role. Trailing the national average by 8 percent, Houston is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects HVAC Controls Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$51,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect HVAC Controls Technician Salaries

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
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National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 12%