HVAC Installation Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $18.02 per hour. The majority of HVAC Installation Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although just under a third lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and about two-fifths get dental coverage, too.

$21,745 - $77,167
$22K
$51K
$77K
MEDIAN: $50,945
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50%
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$12.78 - $25.72
$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.02
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$21,745 - $77,167  
   
Bonus
$394.53 - $9,899  
Profit Sharing
$1,011  
Commission
$3,600  
Total Pay (?
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$27,383 - $60,852  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.78 - $25.72  
   
Overtime
$17.83 - $37.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$394.53 - $9,899  
   
Commission
$3,600  
Profit Sharing
$1,011  
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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$27,383 - $60,852  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 250

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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

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

Common Career Paths for HVAC Installation Technician


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HVAC Installation Technicians' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like HVAC Mechanic. On average, HVAC Mechanics get paid about the same as HVAC Installation Technicians do. A Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanic role is the most prevalent career advancement for HVAC Installation Technicians. Paychecks for that role are $38K on average. The HVAC Service Technician position is another common transition for HVAC Installation Technicians; in this role, salaries are typically at the $44K mark.

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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.


For HVAC Installation Technicians, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $33K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $43K. HVAC Installation Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $48K. HVAC Installation Technicians who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $49K on average.

HVAC Installation Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a HVAC Installation Technician?

HVAC Installation Technician in Salmon:
"Under paid."
Pros: I am free to do the job correctly to the plan management made the bid for I do it as close to the book as I am allowed without wasting customers time or company money.
Cons: Underpaid underappreciated when my department makes the most money.

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Key Stats for HVAC Installation Technician

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
034
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects HVAC Installation Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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