HVAC Maintenance Technician Salary

Men account for the majority of HVAC Maintenance Technicians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $17.52 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $12.65 per hour, and the top verges on $26.10. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and around one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,121 - $60,910
(Median)
$29K
$41K
$61K
MEDIAN: $41,230
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$12.65 - $26.10
(Median)
$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,121 - $60,910  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,250  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Commission
$1,600  
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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$27,999 - $60,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.65 - $26.10  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.36  
Overtime
$16.01 - $38.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,250  
   
Commission
$1,600  
Profit Sharing
$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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$27,999 - $60,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 590
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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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HVAC Maintenance Technicians may enjoy a small increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder to roles like HVAC Refrigeration Technician, which pays $47K on average annually.

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Popular Skills for HVAC Maintenance Technician


Survey results suggest that HVAC Maintenance Technicians use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in HVAC, HVAC System Design, Systems Troubleshooting, and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Plumbing and Maintenance. Most people experienced in Maintenance also know 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 many HVAC Maintenance Technicians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $34K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $39K. HVAC Maintenance Technicians see a median salary of $45K after reaching one to two decades on the job. HVAC Maintenance Technicians who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $48K on average.

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Experience Affects HVAC Maintenance Technician Salaries



National Average
$40,000



Skills That Affect HVAC Maintenance Technician Salaries

HVAC
up arrow 19%


Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

System Repair
up arrow 1%

National Average
$40,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

Maintenance
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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