HVAC Installation Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of HVAC Installation Technicians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $16.41 per hour. Work is enjoyable for HVAC Installation Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although over a third lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and roughly a third get dental coverage, too.

$23,489 - $67,303
(Median)
$23K
$42K
$67K
MEDIAN: $42,000
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$11.58 - $24.95
(Median)
$12
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$23,489 - $67,303  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,932  
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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$24,810 - $57,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.58 - $24.95  
   
Overtime
$16.21 - $35.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,932  
   
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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$24,810 - $57,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 378
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Job Description for HVAC Installation Technician

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technicians work with heating, air, and refrigeration systems, installing, repairing, and performing maintenance on these systems as necessary. Depending on the area of specialization, prospective HVAC technicians may work in a wide variety of settings. For example, large system HVAC specialists work in industrial environments and may be indoors and outdoors depending on the project; many HVAC technicians work in residential settings performing tasks indoors and outdoors as needed.

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HVAC Installation Technician Tasks

  • Calibrate and maintain HVAC equipment, and resolve problems.
  • Document and communicate progress, problems, and troubleshooting steps.
  • Transport, install, and load software into HVAC systems, testing diagnostics, and sensors.
  • Assess and document electrical layouts and communicate with customer about site.

Common Career Paths for HVAC Installation Technician


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As HVAC Installation Technicians make advancements in their career path to positions such as HVAC Mechanic, their salaries may climb. HVAC Mechanics make $44K annually on average. It is not uncommon for a HVAC Installation Technician to continue on to become a Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanic or a HVAC Service Technician.

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Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Installation Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $32K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $38K on average — a distinctly larger sum. HVAC Installation Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $44K. HVAC Installation Technicians who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $49K.

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Experience Affects HVAC Installation Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 38%
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