An HVAC Refrigeration Technician earns an average wage of $21.94 per hour. A skill in Refrigeration is associated with high pay for this job.
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$29,906 - $75,344
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MEDIAN: $48,365
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$14.61 - $31.40
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$29,906 - $75,344  
   
Bonus
$246.58 - $4,949  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Commission
$5.30 - $21,331  
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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$31,192 - $74,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 138
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.61 - $31.40  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.95  
Overtime
$21.90 - $47.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$246.58 - $4,949  
   
Commission
$5.30 - $21,331  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$31,192 - $74,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 796

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Job Description for HVAC Refrigeration Technician

HVAC is an industry acronym for “heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning.” An HVAC refrigeration technician works to install, repair, and maintain air conditioning systems for commercial and residential buildings. Additionally, they work with companies using larger industrial refrigeration systems (such as restaurants, grocery stores, hospitals, and laboratories) to install new equipment and keep walk-in coolers and freezers operating at required safe temperatures. The HVAC refrigeration technician works with a number of coolant substances and processes, and they need to be familiar with relevant current and legacy technologies. The technician assesses problems with climate control and refrigeration systems and then writes up repair estimates for the customer. The technician is then expected to execute these repairs in a timely manner.

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HVAC Refrigeration Technician 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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Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Refrigeration Technician

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,544

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Key Stats for HVAC Refrigeration Technician

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects HVAC Refrigeration Technician Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect HVAC Refrigeration Technician Salaries

Refrigeration
up arrow 14%

Controls
up arrow 4%

Commercial
up arrow 3%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

System Repair
up arrow 1%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$50,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

HVAC System Design
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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