HVAC Installation Technician Salary

Men account for the majority of HVAC Installation Technicians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $18.41 per hour. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by just over two-fifths. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most HVAC Installation Technicians — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,243 - $78,130
$24K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $52,231
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50%
90%

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$13.48 - $26.77
$13
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $18.50
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$0$78K
Salary $24,243 - $78,130
Bonus $198.66 - $9,060
Profit Sharing $1,024
Commission $2,300
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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$28,767 - $62,492
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $13.48 - $26.77
Hourly Tips $0.02
Overtime $18.58 - $42.28
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $198.66 - $9,060
Commission $2,300
Profit Sharing $1,024
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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$28,767 - $62,492
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 217

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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 tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like HVAC Mechanic. The two jobs pay about the same on average. The most common career progression for HVAC Installation Technicians leads to becoming a Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanic, where pay is typically $38K. However, many HVAC Installation Technicians also opt to become HVAC Service Technicians, a position that pays $44K on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Installation Technician

Pay by Experience for an HVAC Installation Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level HVAC Installation Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 111 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An HVAC Installation Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 74 salaries. An experienced HVAC Installation Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 85 salaries. An HVAC Installation Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 29 salaries.

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.

HVAC Installation Technician in Plymouth:
"KNOWLEDGE."
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Key Stats for HVAC Installation Technician

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects HVAC Installation Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 31%
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