HVAC Controls Technician Salary

An HVAC Controls Technician earns an average wage of $23.57 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
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$38,170 - $77,798
(Median)
$38K
$55K
$78K
MEDIAN: $55,409
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$15.43 - $31.91
(Median)
$15
$24
$32
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,170 - $77,798  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,548  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $2,921  
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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$34,653 - $75,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.43 - $31.91  
   
Overtime
$23.70 - $50.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,548  
   
Profit Sharing
$983 - $2,921  
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).
)
$34,653 - $75,030  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 201
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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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Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Controls Technician

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

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Experience Affects HVAC Controls Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect HVAC Controls Technician Salaries

Controls
up arrow 3%

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
0%

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
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 12%
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