HVAC Installation Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of HVAC Installation Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $17.02 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — over a third — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and one in three have dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,087 - $69,038
(Median)
$29K
$50K
$69K
MEDIAN: $49,963
10%
50%
90%

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$11.85 - $25.03
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,087 - $69,038  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
Profit Sharing
$600  
Commission
$2,050  
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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$25,502 - $58,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.85 - $25.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.31  
Overtime
$17.03 - $35.43  
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.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
   
Commission
$2,050  
Profit Sharing
$600  
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).
)
$25,502 - $58,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 382
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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 unusual for a HVAC Installation Technician 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.


HVAC Installation Technicians with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $33K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $39K. For HVAC Installation Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $46K. 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

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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Experience Affects HVAC Installation Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
medical benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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