HVAC Mechanic Salary (United States)

The average wage for an HVAC Mechanic is $21.52 per hour. A skill in Systems Troubleshooting is associated with high pay for this job.
HVAC Mechanic Salary (?
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$29,691 - $75,030
(Median)
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47K
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75K
MEDIAN: $46,942
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HVAC Mechanic Salary (?
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$13.64 - $32.04
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$29,691 - $75,030  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,040  
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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$29,610 - $73,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.64 - $32.04  
   
Overtime
$20.45 - $48.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,040  
   
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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$29,610 - $73,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 482
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Mechanic

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Pay Difference By Location

Washington
up arrow 33%
New York
up arrow 13%
Baltimore
up arrow 7%
National Average
$47,000
Raleigh
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Dallas
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Louisville
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Experience Affects HVAC Mechanic Salaries

National Average
$47,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect HVAC Mechanic Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 22%
Welding
up arrow 7%
National Average
$47,000
HVAC System Design
up arrow 3%
System Repair
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 20%