Men represent the vast majority of HVAC Maintenance Technicians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $16.73 per hour nationwide. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$25,310 - $63,074
$25K
$42K
$63K
MEDIAN: $41,925
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50%
90%

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$12.26 - $25.92
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $16.73
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$25,310 - $63,074  
   
Bonus
$204.26 - $3,915  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $8,579  
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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$26,655 - $60,501  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $25.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.36  
Overtime
$16.35 - $41.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$204.26 - $3,915  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $8,579  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$26,655 - $60,501  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 381

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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

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

Common Career Paths for HVAC Maintenance Technician


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For HVAC Maintenance Technicians, progressing to a HVAC Refrigeration Technician role may result in a significant raise. On average, a HVAC Refrigeration Technician can earn $48K annually.

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Popular Skills for HVAC Maintenance Technician


Survey results show that HVAC Maintenance Technicians use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in HVAC System Design, Plumbing, Systems Troubleshooting, and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in Maintenance also know Systems Troubleshooting and Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Maintenance Technician

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


HVAC Maintenance Technicians with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $33K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $38K. HVAC Maintenance Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $45K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $47K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Key Stats for HVAC Maintenance Technician

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.
039
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects HVAC Maintenance Technician Salaries




National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect HVAC Maintenance Technician Salaries





Electronic Troubleshooting
0%

HVAC
0%

National Average
$38,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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