HVAC Mechanic Salary

Men account for the majority of HVAC Mechanics in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $21.94 per hour. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — approximately one-fifth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,868 - $71,010

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$14.29 - $32.27

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$28,868 - $71,010  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
Profit Sharing
$343.92 - $2,543  
Total Pay (?
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$30,478 - $72,094  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.29 - $32.27  
   
Overtime
$20.63 - $49.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
   
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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$30,478 - $72,094  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 511
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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 move into a Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanic role may often bring in a much lower salary. On average, Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanics earn $38K.

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Popular Skills for HVAC Mechanic


Job skills reported by HVAC Mechanics are limited. Most notably, skills in Systems Troubleshooting, Plumbing, Welding, and System Repair are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include HVAC System Design and System Repair. For most people, competency in HVAC System Design indicates knowledge of Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Mechanic

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of HVAC Mechanics. 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. On average, HVAC Mechanics make $52K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $56K.

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
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Welding
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National Average
$47,000

System Repair
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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
33%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 20%
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