An HVAC Refrigeration Technician earns an average wage of $19.81 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Controls and Commercial.
HVAC Refrigeration Technician Total Pay (?
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$29,517 - $72,797
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MEDIAN: $48,110
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HVAC Refrigeration Technician Total Pay (?
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$13.31 - $30.20
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,517 - $72,797  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,007  
Profit Sharing
$495.96 - $3,878  
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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$29,138 - $70,828  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 782
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.31 - $30.20  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.43 - $2.18  
Overtime
$18.52 - $44.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,007  
   
Profit Sharing
$495.96 - $3,878  
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).
)
$29,138 - $70,828  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 782
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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
  • 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
Seattle
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Denver
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New York
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Houston
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National Average
$46,000
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Atlanta
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Experience Affects HVAC Refrigeration Technician Salaries

National Average
$46,000

Skills That Affect HVAC Refrigeration Technician Salaries

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Troubleshooting
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National Average
$46,000
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Gender
Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
25%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 26%
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