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HVAC Mechanic Salary

Men make up the majority of HVAC Mechanics in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $21.62 per hour. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$28,157 - $74,159
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MEDIAN: $44,931
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$13.91 - $32.10
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$28,157 - $74,159  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,022  
Profit Sharing
$203.47 - $2,457  
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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$30,035 - $72,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.91 - $32.10  
   
Overtime
$20.40 - $49.08  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,022  
   
Profit Sharing
$203.47 - $2,457  
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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$30,035 - $72,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 499
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Job Description for HVAC Mechanic

An HVAC mechanic performs installation and maintenance tasks related to heating and cooling units such as heating systems, air conditioning systems, and refrigeration units. On a day-to-day basis, HVAC mechanics typically perform light maintenance on heating, cooling and vent systems; respond to emergency calls; and make at home visits to perform repairs. They also analyze systems to make sure they are running smoothly and efficiently; additionally, they must ensure systems are running safely. HVAC mechanics also need to be able to read and understand system blueprints, as well as be able to prepare sketches and perform any additional duties assigned by supervisors.

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HVAC Mechanic Tasks

  • Calibrate thermostats and ensure appropriate temperatures are maintained.
  • Oversee outside contractors and HVAC technicians to ensure timely service and performance.
  • Repair and rebuild complex commercial HVAC and environmental systems, touring and inspecting regularly.
  • Keep all HVAC and mechanical rooms clean, orderly, and organized.

Common Career Paths for HVAC Mechanic


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While many HVAC Mechanicstransition into Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanic roles, the job pays an average $38K annually.

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Popular Skills for HVAC Mechanic


Survey results suggest that HVAC Mechanics use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Systems Troubleshooting, Welding, and Plumbing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 7 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include HVAC System Design and System Repair. Most people experienced in HVAC System Design also know Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Mechanic

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many HVAC Mechanics, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $36K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $44K. HVAC Mechanics claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $52K. 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 $55K on average.

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Experience Affects HVAC Mechanic Salaries



National Average
$47,000



Skills That Affect HVAC Mechanic Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 25%

up arrow 7%

Plumbing
up arrow 4%

National Average
$47,000

System Repair
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 19%