HVAC Mechanic Salary
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.Read More...
To qualify as an HVAC mechanic, a high school education or GED is generally required. Employers also typically require at least one to three years of experience in a related field and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification to handle refrigerants. HVAC mechanics must have good interpersonal skills and be able to complete tasks under deadline. This position may be physically demanding and may require the ability to lift 50 pounds or more. The ability to stand, bend, or kneel for long periods of time while performing mechanical tasks is also expected. HVAC mechanics may work part time or full time; their hours vary depending on their employers' needs and hours of operation.
HVAC Mechanic Tasks
- Repair and rebuild complex commercial HVAC and environmental systems, touring and inspecting regularly.
- Keep all HVAC and mechanical rooms clean, orderly, and organized.
- Calibrate thermostats and ensure appropriate temperatures are maintained.
- Oversee outside contractors and HVAC technicians to ensure timely service and performance.
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Popular Skills for HVAC Mechanic
HVAC Mechanics report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Systems Troubleshooting, Electronic Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting, and HVAC System Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 10 percent. Problem Solving and Welding, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Most people who know 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.
HVAC Mechanics with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average inexperienced worker earns $36K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $43K. HVAC Mechanics claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $52K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $56K.
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