HVAC Installation Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of HVAC Installation Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $16.45 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and over a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by around one in three. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.

$23,672 - $67,167
(Median)
$24K
$43K
$67K
MEDIAN: $42,729
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50%
90%

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$11.50 - $24.91
(Median)
$12
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$23,672 - $67,167  
   
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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$24,747 - $57,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.50 - $24.91  
   
Overtime
$16.14 - $35.11  
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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$24,747 - $57,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 374
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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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HVAC Installation Technicians who become HVAC Mechanics may see a small rise in pay. On average, HVAC Mechanics earn $43K per year. 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 lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $32K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $39K. HVAC Installation Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $44K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $49K on average.

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Experience Affects HVAC Installation Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

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 49 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
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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