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 $18.19 per hour. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and just over two-fifths have dental insurance. Most HVAC Installation Technicians are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$24,243 - $78,130
$24K
$51K
$78K
MEDIAN: $51,011
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50%
90%

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$13.10 - $26.22
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$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.19
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$0$78K
Salary $24,243 - $78,130
Bonus $195.74 - $9,192
Profit Sharing $1,024
Commission $3,600
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).
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$28,283 - $61,187
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $13.10 - $26.22
Overtime $17.84 - $41.86
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $195.74 - $9,192
Commission $3,600
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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$28,283 - $61,187
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 212

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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 may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as HVAC Mechanic. HVAC Mechanics on average make about as much as HVAC Installation Technicians do. A Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanic role is the most common promotion for HVAC Installation Technicians moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $38K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for HVAC Installation Technicians is a HVAC Service Technician position, where earnings are usually $44K.

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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 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects HVAC Installation Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 29%
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