HVAC Mechanic Salary

Male HVAC Mechanics number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $21.96 per hour in the United States. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most HVAC Mechanics like their work and job satisfaction is high. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,935 - $70,788
(Median)
$29K
$42K
$71K
MEDIAN: $42,481
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$14.19 - $32.32
(Median)
$14
$22
$32
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$28,935 - $70,788  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,904  
Profit Sharing
$343.92 - $2,543  
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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$30,390 - $72,311  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $32.32  
   
Overtime
$20.37 - $49.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,904  
   
Profit Sharing
$343.92 - $2,543  
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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$30,390 - $72,311  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 510
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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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As HVAC Mechanics transition into upper-level roles like Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanic, they may see a sharp decline in salary. Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanics will usually earn $38K.

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Popular Skills for HVAC Mechanic


HVAC Mechanics report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Systems Troubleshooting, Welding, Plumbing, and System Repair are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like HVAC System Design and System Repair. It is often found that people who know HVAC System Design are also skilled in Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Mechanic

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


HVAC Mechanics with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $35K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $43K. On average, HVAC Mechanics make $52K following one to two decades on the job. HVAC Mechanics 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 $56K on average.

HVAC Mechanic Reviews

What is it like working as a HVAC Mechanic?

HVAC Mechanic in Pueblo:
"Always busy."
Pros: I enjoy working at my job as the people here are very talented and very close-knit. The work environment is great.”
Cons: Sometimes the heat can be overwhelming.

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Experience Affects HVAC Mechanic Salaries



National Average
$47,000



Skills That Affect HVAC Mechanic Salaries


Welding
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Plumbing
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National Average
$47,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 20%
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