HVAC Controls Technician Salary

Male HVAC Controls Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $24.94 per hour in the United States. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career duration, followed by geography and the particular employer. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. For the most part, HVAC Controls Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,447 - $80,723
$42K
$63K
$81K
MEDIAN: $63,108
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$16.41 - $35.44
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MEDIAN: $24.94
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$0$80K
Salary $42,447 - $80,723
Bonus $995 - $8,081
Commission $1,500
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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$36,873 - $79,258
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 64
Hourly Data $0$57
Hourly Rate $16.41 - $35.44
Hourly Tips $1.25
Overtime $23.21 - $57.22
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $995 - $8,081
Commission $1,500
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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$36,873 - $79,258
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 237

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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

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

Common Career Paths for HVAC Controls Technician


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HVAC Controls Technicians sometimes move into a Automation Technician role, where the salary is similar.

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Popular Skills for HVAC Controls Technician


Survey results imply that HVAC Controls Technicians put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Controls, HVAC System Design, and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Systems Troubleshooting and Electronic Troubleshooting as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Employees educated in Controls are typically practiced in Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, too.

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Controls Technician

Pay by Experience for an HVAC Controls Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level HVAC Controls Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 128 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An HVAC Controls Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 96 salaries. An experienced HVAC Controls Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 99 salaries. An HVAC Controls Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 37 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,425

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for HVAC Controls Technicians, New York offers exceptional salaries, 33 percent above the national average. HVAC Controls Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+25 percent), Denver (+13 percent), Atlanta (+11 percent), and Baltimore (+6 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Houston, 15 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for HVAC Controls Technician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects HVAC Controls Technician Salaries

▲30%

▲18%

▲5%

National Average
$56,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect HVAC Controls Technician Salaries


▼0%

National Average
$56,000

HVAC System Design
▼3%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▼17%

Systems Troubleshooting
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 14%
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