HVAC Refrigeration Technician Salary

An HVAC Refrigeration Technician earns an average wage of $21.73 per hour. A skill in Refrigeration is associated with high pay for this job.
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$29,855 - $76,862
$30K
$49K
$77K
MEDIAN: $49,458
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50%
90%

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$14.61 - $31.56
$15
$22
$32
MEDIAN: $21.92
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$29,855 - $76,862  
   
Bonus
$254.34 - $4,880  
Profit Sharing
$3,250  
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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$31,314 - $75,583  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.61 - $31.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.80  
Overtime
$22.04 - $47.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$254.34 - $4,880  
   
Commission
$5.30 - $21,331  
Profit Sharing
$3,250  
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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$31,314 - $75,583  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 759

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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

Pay by Experience for an HVAC Refrigeration Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level HVAC Refrigeration Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 352 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An HVAC Refrigeration Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 226 salaries. An experienced HVAC Refrigeration Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 252 salaries. An HVAC Refrigeration Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 211 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,958

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Key Stats for HVAC Refrigeration Technician

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 108 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects HVAC Refrigeration Technician Salaries

▲19%

▲13%

▼0%

National Average
$50,000

▼22%

Skills That Affect HVAC Refrigeration Technician Salaries

Refrigeration
▲13%

▲3%

▲2%



National Average
$50,000

System Repair
▼1%


HVAC System Design
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 26%
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