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 $17.02 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by approximately one in three.

$29,087 - $69,038
(Median)
$29K
$50K
$69K
MEDIAN: $49,963
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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. A HVAC Installation Technician often moves 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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $33K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $39K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $46K in this role. 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 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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