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 $17.51 per hour nationwide. Earnings sit near $12.33 per hour on the lower side but can approach $25.83 on the higher side. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, close to a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by a majority. For the most part, HVAC Maintenance Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$29,308 - $61,105
(Median)
$29K
$41K
$61K
MEDIAN: $41,257
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$12.33 - $25.83
(Median)
$12
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,308 - $61,105  
   
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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$26,943 - $58,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.33 - $25.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.75  
Overtime
$15.77 - $38.18  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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).
)
$26,943 - $58,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 544
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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 report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Plumbing and Maintenance. It is often found that people who know Maintenance are also skilled 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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $33K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $39K on average — a distinctly larger sum. HVAC Maintenance Technicians see a median salary of $44K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $48K.

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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
up arrow 4%


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
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 24%
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