Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For HVAC Controls Technicians, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. New HVAC Controls Technicians earn approximately $47K, only slightly increasing to $51K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $55K. After 20 years of work in the field, HVAC Controls Technicians typically earn $65K and go on to enjoy (slight) increases in earnings. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. More than half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.