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HVAC Refrigeration Technician Salary (United States)

An HVAC Refrigeration Technician earns an average wage of $20.38 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Controls and Commercial.
HVAC Refrigeration Technician Salary (?
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$29,763 - $67,804
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MEDIAN: $45,139
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HVAC Refrigeration Technician Salary (?
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$13.69 - $30.37
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,763 - $67,804  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,009  
Profit Sharing
$492.25 - $4,122  
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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$29,858 - $71,249  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.69 - $30.37  
   
Overtime
$19.41 - $46.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,009  
   
Profit Sharing
$492.25 - $4,122  
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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$29,858 - $71,249  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 708
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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.

Common Career Paths for HVAC Refrigeration Technician

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Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Refrigeration Technician

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Pay Difference By Location

Boston
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Seattle
up arrow 17%
Philadelphia
up arrow 15%
New York
up arrow 14%
San Diego
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Los Angeles
up arrow 9%
Las Vegas
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Chicago
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National Average
$47,000
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Milwaukee
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San Antonio
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Experience Affects HVAC Refrigeration Technician Salaries

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$47,000

Skills That Affect HVAC Refrigeration Technician Salaries

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Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 27%