HVAC Installer Salary

An HVAC Installer earns an average wage of $16.40 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding, Manufacturing Fabrication, and hvac installer. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$24,188 - $56,418
(Median)
$24K
$40K
$56K
MEDIAN: $40,284
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$11.42 - $25.28
(Median)
$11
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,188 - $56,418  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,523  
Profit Sharing
$479.71 - $7,213  
Commission
$1,977  
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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$24,624 - $56,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.42 - $25.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.51  
Overtime
$16.40 - $37.51  
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 - $3,523  
   
Commission
$1,977  
Profit Sharing
$479.71 - $7,213  
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).
)
$24,624 - $56,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,242
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Installer

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

HVAC Installer Reviews

What is it like working as a HVAC Installer?

HVAC Installer in Taylor:
"It's not all bad."
Pros: I enjoy working with my hands, and making people's homes more comfortable and safe.
Cons: The stress is very tough to deal with, feels as though I'm always on a time crunch.

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 36%


Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect HVAC Installer Salaries

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 34%

Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 14%

hvac installer
up arrow 13%

Leadership
up arrow 9%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 8%


Plumbing
up arrow 6%

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

National Average
$37,000

Installer
up arrow 2%

Team Leadership
up arrow 6%

HVAC
up arrow 19%

Blueprints
up arrow 22%

System Repair
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 125 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
medical benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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