HVAC Controls Technician Salary

HVAC Controls Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $24.33 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is experience level, followed by the particular city and the specific company. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The majority of HVAC Controls Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$42,309 - $85,189
$42K
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MEDIAN: $60,517
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$15.15 - $35.73
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MEDIAN: $24.33
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$42,309 - $85,189  
   
Bonus
$577 - $8,500  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$34,992 - $81,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.15 - $35.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$22.32 - $58.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$577 - $8,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$34,992 - $81,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 225

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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


HVAC Controls Technicians usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, HVAC System Design, Controls, and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Systems Troubleshooting and Electronic Troubleshooting as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Aptitude in Controls tends to also indicate an understanding of 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.


For many HVAC Controls Technicians, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $46K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $59K. HVAC Controls Technicians see a median salary of $64K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $71K.

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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 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects HVAC Controls Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

Experienced
▲15%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
▼17%

Skills That Affect HVAC Controls Technician Salaries


HVAC System Design
▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$55,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
▼15%

Systems Troubleshooting
▼33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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