HVAC Controls Technician Salary

Men account for the majority of HVAC Controls Technicians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $24.01 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career length, though the particular city and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for HVAC Controls Technicians is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$40,332 - $80,979
(Median)
$40K
$57K
$81K
MEDIAN: $57,429
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90%

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$15.42 - $32.87
(Median)
$15
$24
$33
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,332 - $80,979  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,936  
Profit Sharing
$2,700  
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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$35,008 - $77,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.42 - $32.87  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$24.08 - $54.03  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,936  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,700  
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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$35,008 - $77,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 238
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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.

Common Career Paths for HVAC Controls Technician


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HVAC Controls Technicians who transition into an upper level HVAC Control Systems Technician position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average HVAC Control Systems Technician makes $52K a year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for HVAC Controls Technician


Johnson Controls Inc doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $61K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $81K and scope of pay is rather limited.


HVAC Controls Technicians note just a narrow range of job skills. Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation and Controls are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Many workers who know Controls also know Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation.

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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $48K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $55K. For HVAC Controls Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $60K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $69K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects HVAC Controls Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect HVAC Controls Technician Salaries

Controls
up arrow 1%

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

National Average
$53,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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