HVAC Installer Salary

An HVAC Installer earns an average wage of $16.46 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$24,447 - $65,008
$24K
$42K
$65K
MEDIAN: $41,837
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50%
90%

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$11.76 - $25.26
$12
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $16.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,447 - $65,008  
   
Bonus
$301.00 - $4,156  
Profit Sharing
$482.88 - $8,681  
Commission
$195.74 - $9,933  
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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$25,163 - $56,903  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.76 - $25.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.44  
Overtime
$17.16 - $36.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$301.00 - $4,156  
   
Commission
$195.74 - $9,933  
Profit Sharing
$482.88 - $8,681  
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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$25,163 - $56,903  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,552

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Installer

Pay by Experience for an HVAC Installer has a positive trend. An entry-level HVAC Installer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 923 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An HVAC Installer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 401 salaries. An experienced HVAC Installer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 409 salaries. An HVAC Installer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 158 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,949

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HVAC Installer Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for HVAC Installer

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 180 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects HVAC Installer Salaries

▲34%

▲25%

▲10%

National Average
$37,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect HVAC Installer Salaries

▲9%


▲8%

Leadership
▲8%

ELECTRICAL
▲8%

Pipe Welding
▲8%



HVAC Installation
▲4%


National Average
$37,000

▼2%


▼6%

Sheet metal
▼10%

Team Leadership
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 180 votes.

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
no benefits
None: 48%