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HVAC Maintenance Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of HVAC Maintenance Technicians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $17.54 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $12.34 per hour, and the top verges on $26.19. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. While between a fifth and a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$24,978 - $60,232
(Median)
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$41K
$60K
MEDIAN: $40,623
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$12.34 - $26.19
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,978 - $60,232  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,025  
Profit Sharing
$504 - $2,035  
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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$26,647 - $58,852  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.34 - $26.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.75  
Overtime
$16.15 - $39.31  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,025  
   
Profit Sharing
$504 - $2,035  
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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$26,647 - $58,852  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 539

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Job Description for HVAC Maintenance Technician

HVAC maintenance technicians provide preventative care and repairs for HVAC systems. They repair and maintain refrigerator and electrical systems and their components, as well as troubleshoot electrical systems and write schematics for their work locations. In addition, the HVAC technician must be proactive in ensuring that preventative maintenance of all equipment is done promptly to help prevent future problems with equipment. The HVAC technician must also look for inefficiencies in systems to find the source of any current or possible malfunctions. They dismantle equipment as necessary when needed to troubleshoot the system or ensure that the equipment is properly maintained. In addition to these responsibilities, the HVAC technician is responsible for documenting the work they complete. Much of the HVAC maintenance technician's work takes place outside in varying weather. The employee may need to lift as much as 40 pounds of equipment at any given time.

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HVAC Maintenance Technician Tasks

  • Diagnose and troubleshoot problems with HVAC equipment.
  • Repair or replace defective equipment, components, or wiring on HVAC equipments.
  • Carry out preventative maintenance tasks and inspections on HVAC equipment.

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Popular Skills for HVAC Maintenance Technician


HVAC Maintenance Technicians report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with HVAC and HVAC System Design are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent and 4 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Plumbing and Maintenance. Those proficient in Maintenance are, more often than not, also skilled in System Repair and Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Maintenance Technician

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


For HVAC Maintenance Technicians, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $33K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $39K. After working for 10 to 20 years, HVAC Maintenance Technicians make a median salary of $44K. HVAC Maintenance Technicians who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $48K.

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Experience Affects HVAC Maintenance Technician Salaries



National Average
$39,000



Skills That Affect HVAC Maintenance Technician Salaries

HVAC
up arrow 22%

HVAC System Design
up arrow 4%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

System Repair
up arrow 3%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

Electronic Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$39,000

Maintenance
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 23%
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