HVAC Mechanic Salary

Male HVAC Mechanics number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $21.74 per hour in the United States. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of HVAC Mechanics claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — roughly a fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$29,642 - $66,750
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$67K
MEDIAN: $41,026
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$14.58 - $32.58
(Median)
$15
$22
$33
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,642 - $66,750  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,534  
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
Commission
$2,023  
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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$30,826 - $72,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 107
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.58 - $32.58  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.34  
Overtime
$21.14 - $49.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,534  
   
Commission
$2,023  
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
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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$30,826 - $72,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 564
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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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HVAC Mechanics who take on a higher-level position such as Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanic may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanics on average bring home $38K.

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Popular Skills for HVAC Mechanic


HVAC Mechanics only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Systems Troubleshooting, Plumbing, Welding, and System Repair are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include HVAC System Design and System Repair. Those proficient in HVAC System Design are, more often than not, also skilled in Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Mechanic

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $35K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $43K. HVAC Mechanics see a median salary of $51K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $57K.

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


Plumbing
0%

National Average
$47,000

Welding
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System Repair
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HVAC System Design
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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