HVAC Maintenance Technician Salary

Men represent the vast majority of HVAC Maintenance Technicians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $17.52 per hour nationwide. The bottom of the pay range sits near $12.65 per hour, and the top verges on $26.10. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, nearly one in four claim no health benefits at all. Most HVAC Maintenance Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$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


HVAC Maintenance Technicians report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in HVAC, HVAC System Design, Systems Troubleshooting, and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Plumbing and Maintenance. Most people who know 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 HVAC Maintenance Technicians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $34K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $39K. HVAC Maintenance Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $45K. HVAC Maintenance Technicians who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $48K.

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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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