HVAC Installer Salary

An HVAC Installer earns an average wage of $16.30 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Manufacturing Fabrication, hvac installer, and Plumbing. 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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$23,872 - $54,031
(Median)
$24K
$40K
$54K
MEDIAN: $40,294
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$11.11 - $25.23
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$11
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$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$23,872 - $54,031  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,040  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $2,948  
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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$24,279 - $56,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.11 - $25.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12 - $1.97  
Overtime
$15.45 - $37.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,040  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $2,948  
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).
)
$24,279 - $56,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 824
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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 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 35%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect HVAC Installer Salaries

Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 15%

hvac installer
up arrow 12%

Plumbing
up arrow 11%


Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 7%

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 92 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: 57% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 42%
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