HVAC Controls Technician Salary (United States)

Most HVAC Controls Technicians in the United States are men, earning an average of $22.80 per hour. Compensation starts at $16.23 per hour and can reach $30.03. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and more than half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
HVAC Controls Technician Salary (?
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$35,091 - $74,716
(Median)
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75K
MEDIAN: $52,667
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HVAC Controls Technician Salary (?
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$16.23 - $30.03
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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50%
75%
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,091 - $74,716  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,984  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $2,750  
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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$35,333 - $70,935  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.23 - $30.03  
   
Overtime
$24.42 - $49.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,984  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $2,750  
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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$35,333 - $70,935  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 174
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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.

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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.
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.

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Experience Affects HVAC Controls Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$51,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect HVAC Controls Technician Salaries

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Automation
up arrow 2%
National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 13%
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