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HVAC Maintenance Technician Salary (United States)

Men account for the majority of HVAC Maintenance Technicians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $17.64 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
HVAC Maintenance Technician Salary (?
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$24,667 - $59,488
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40,422
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HVAC Maintenance Technician Salary (?
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$12.22 - $25.99
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,667 - $59,488  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,034  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $2,000  
Commission
$600 - $1,750  
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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$26,321 - $57,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 92
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.22 - $25.99  
   
Overtime
$15.99 - $39.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,034  
   
Commission
$600 - $1,750  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $2,000  
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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$26,321 - $57,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 508
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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

Survey results show that HVAC Maintenance Technicians use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in System Repair, Systems Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting, and HVAC System Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Plumbing and Maintenance. Most people skilled in Maintenance are similarly competent in System Repair and Electronic Troubleshooting. The majority of those who know Systems Troubleshooting also know Electronic Troubleshooting and System Repair.

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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $33K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $38K. HVAC Maintenance Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $44K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $47K.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$39,000
Atlanta
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Orlando
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St. Louis
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For HVAC Maintenance Technicians, Omaha provides a pay rate that is 13 percent greater than the national average. HVAC Maintenance Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+6 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in St. Louis. Employers also pay below the national average in Orlando (8 percent lower) and Atlanta (5 percent lower).

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Experience Affects HVAC Maintenance Technician Salaries

National Average
$39,000

Skills That Affect HVAC Maintenance Technician Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
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System Repair
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Troubleshooting
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HVAC System Design
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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National Average
$39,000
Maintenance
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 24%