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 $17.44 per hour. Pay generally varies between $12.29 per hour and $25.77. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Just over a fifth 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. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,308 - $60,615

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$12.29 - $25.77

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,308 - $60,615  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,991  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $4,500  
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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$26,826 - $58,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.29 - $25.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.75  
Overtime
$15.86 - $38.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,991  
   
Profit Sharing
$509 - $4,500  
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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$26,826 - $58,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 552
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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 generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Plumbing and Maintenance. Those educated in Maintenance tend to be well versed 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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $33K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $39K. After working for 10 to 20 years, HVAC Maintenance Technicians make a median salary of $44K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $48K on average.

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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 2%

Electronic Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$39,000

Maintenance
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 23%
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