HVAC Maintenance Technician Salary

HVAC Maintenance Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $16.90 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most HVAC Maintenance Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by a majority. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,977 - $61,176
$25K
$42K
$61K
MEDIAN: $42,372
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$12.34 - $26.29
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MEDIAN: $16.90
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$0$61K
Salary $24,977 - $61,176
Bonus $385.41 - $4,122
Profit Sharing $512
Commission $0.00 - $8,515
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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$27,174 - $59,543
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 65
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $12.34 - $26.29
Hourly Tips $0.36
Overtime $16.15 - $42.78
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $385.41 - $4,122
Commission $0.00 - $8,515
Profit Sharing $512
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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$27,174 - $59,543
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 348

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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.

Common Career Paths for HVAC Maintenance Technician


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At the upper end, HVAC Maintenance Technicians who move into a HVAC Refrigeration Technician role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for HVAC Refrigeration Technicians is a much higher $48K per year.

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Popular Skills for HVAC Maintenance Technician


HVAC Maintenance Technicians generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in HVAC System Design, Plumbing, Systems Troubleshooting, and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Maintenance also tend to know Systems Troubleshooting and Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Maintenance Technician

Pay by Experience for an HVAC Maintenance Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level HVAC Maintenance Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 215 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An HVAC Maintenance Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 107 salaries. An experienced HVAC Maintenance Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 94 salaries. An HVAC Maintenance Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 81 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,550

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For HVAC Maintenance Technicians, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. HVAC Maintenance Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+35 percent), Memphis (+25 percent), Dallas (+21 percent), and Cincinnati (+20 percent). In Chicago, salaries are 20 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Nashville and Indianapolis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less and 15 percent less, respectively).

HVAC Maintenance Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a HVAC Maintenance Technician?

HVAC Maintenance Technician in Homestead:
Pros: Work in a good pace no one to boss me around.
Cons: The pay is no good for the tipe of job that I do.

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Key Stats for HVAC Maintenance Technician

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects HVAC Maintenance Technician Salaries

▲25%

▲20%

▲2%

National Average
$38,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect HVAC Maintenance Technician Salaries


▲5%




System Repair
▼0%

HVAC
▼0%

National Average
$38,000

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 23%
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