The average wage for an HVAC Mechanic is $21.31 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Systems Troubleshooting and Welding.
HVAC Mechanic Total Pay (?
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$26,046 - $71,903
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72K
MEDIAN: $47,938
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HVAC Mechanic Total Pay (?
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$13.16 - $32.15
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$26,046 - $71,903  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,015  
Profit Sharing
$195.18 - $4,913  
Commission
$25.00 - $1,250  
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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$28,522 - $72,449  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 608
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.16 - $32.15  
   
Overtime
$19.10 - $48.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,015  
   
Commission
$25.00 - $1,250  
Profit Sharing
$195.18 - $4,913  
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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$28,522 - $72,449  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 608
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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 Difference By Location
Washington
up arrow 32%
New York
up arrow 16%
Baltimore
up arrow 12%
Trenton
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National Average
$47,000
Dallas
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Raleigh
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Louisville
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Experience Affects HVAC Mechanic Salaries

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

Skills That Affect HVAC Mechanic Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 25%
Welding
up arrow 12%
up arrow 10%
Troubleshooting
up arrow 7%
System Repair
up arrow 4%
HVAC System Design
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National Average
$47,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 84 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
26%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
26%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 20%
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