HVAC Installer Salary

Men make up the majority of HVAC Installers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $16.34 per hour. Total cash compensation for HVAC Installers runs from $24K to $56K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $2K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to one-third collect dental insurance. The majority of HVAC Installers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,872 - $54,031

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$11.11 - $25.28

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National Salary 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.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$23,872 - $54,031  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,032  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $6,953  
Commission
$1,300 - $6,000  
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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$24,273 - $56,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.11 - $25.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12 - $1.97  
Overtime
$15.41 - $37.18  
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.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,032  
   
Commission
$1,300 - $6,000  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $6,953  
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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$24,273 - $56,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 877
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Job Description for HVAC Installer

HVAC installers are responsible for successfully installing HVAC equipment for their organization. They are in charge of troubleshooting electrical circuits, pipes, and system components as needed. They replace air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment as needed, as well as test connections for leakage and pressure problems. Among their main responsibilities are installing and connecting thermostats and humidstats using hand tools, as well as verifying correct functioning of residential and business equipment.

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HVAC Installer Tasks

  • Calibrate thermostats and ensure appropriate temperatures are maintained.
  • Oversee outside contractors and HVAC technicians to ensure timely service and performance.
  • Repair and rebuild complex commercial HVAC and environmental systems, touring and inspecting regularly.
  • Keep all HVAC and mechanical rooms clean, orderly, and organized.

Common Career Paths for HVAC Installer


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HVAC Installers who go on to become Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanics may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanic, an upper-level role, pays $38K.

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HVAC Installers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Manufacturing Fabrication, hvac installer, Plumbing, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 17 percent.

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Installer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $30K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $38K. For HVAC Installers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $44K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $50K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

HVAC Installer Reviews

What is it like working as a HVAC Installer?

HVAC Installer in Decatur:
Pros: The constant learning. The different aspects of the field. The job opportunities. The ability to move anywhere in the world. Just mentally and physically active.
Cons: High stress do to (time crunch and figuring things out) Can get very dirty on the job.

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Experience Affects HVAC Installer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect HVAC Installer Salaries

Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 17%

hvac installer
up arrow 12%

Plumbing
up arrow 11%

Leadership
up arrow 9%


Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 7%

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 43%
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