The average wage for an HVAC Installer is $16.31 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding and ELECTRICAL. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$24,561 - $63,686
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$41K
$64K
MEDIAN: $41,369
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$11.65 - $25.09
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,561 - $63,686  
   
Bonus
$306.39 - $3,991  
Profit Sharing
$486.45 - $8,557  
Commission
$175.00 - $10,000  
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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$24,917 - $56,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.65 - $25.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.44  
Overtime
$16.61 - $36.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$306.39 - $3,991  
   
Commission
$175.00 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$486.45 - $8,557  
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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$24,917 - $56,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,547
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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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HVAC Installer Reviews

What is it like working as a HVAC Installer?

HVAC Installer in Maryland:
"Love what I do but its hard on the body."
Pros: I like the challenge of making everything come together and look nice and knowing I contributed to helping a family stay cool and warm for years to come.
Cons: I dont like that the workers input doesnt mean anything for real change. Upper management dont really listen. The pay isnt worth how much you have to do and put up with.

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




National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect HVAC Installer Salaries

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 18%

ELECTRICAL
up arrow 16%


Leadership
up arrow 9%




Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 2%

Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$37,000

hvac installer
up arrow 3%

Installer
up arrow 4%

Sheet metal
up arrow 12%

Welding
up arrow 12%

Team Leadership
up arrow 13%

System Repair
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 172 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
medical benefits
Vision: 19%
dental benefits
None: 48%
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