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HVAC Service Manager Salary (United States)

The majority of HVAC Service Managers in the United States — around four in five — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $43K to $91K per year and typically amount to $65K per year. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K each, total incomes of HVAC Service Managers generally range from $43K to $91K depending on individual performance. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one-fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair portion have medical insurance and slightly less than half receive dental plans. The majority of HVAC Service Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
HVAC Service Manager Salary (?
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$43,932 - $89,624
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MEDIAN: $65,105
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HVAC Service Manager Salary (?
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$16.38 - $35.13
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$43,932 - $89,624  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,433  
Profit Sharing
$921 - $10,304  
Commission
$507 - $24,658  
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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$42,728 - $90,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 440
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.38 - $35.13  
   
Overtime
$23.01 - $52.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,433  
   
Commission
$507 - $24,658  
Profit Sharing
$921 - $10,304  
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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$42,728 - $90,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 240
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Job Description for HVAC Service Manager

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) service managers’ responsibilities include leading their technicians who install and fix the units, ensuring customer satisfaction, training new employees, and responding to service calls. While HVAC service managers can work in an office, they typically spend at least a portion of their time at customers’ homes to perform necessary HVAC services; this may include working on the outside and the inside of the homes.
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HVAC Service Manager Tasks
  • Provide customers with price estimations for parts and labor; effectively estimate project hours for specific services and coordinate with team to shorten downtime.
  • Work with customers and team to provide technical support, resolve issues, and provide HVAC product maintenance.
  • Manage, develop and lead HVAC service staff by recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, and reviewing the performance of all staff employees.
  • Maintain a well-trained team that is up to date on new technology, use tools and materials properly and provide each customer with quality workmanship.

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Popular Skills for HVAC Service Manager

Survey takers who work as HVAC Service Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Controls, Operations Management, Technical Services, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know Customer Service also know Operations Management and Controls. The majority of those who know Technical Services also know Controls and Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Service Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many HVAC Service Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $47K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $60K. HVAC Service Managers bring in $63K after working for 10 to 20 years. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $71K on average. HVAC Service Managers with more than 20 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with 10 to 20 years and one to 10 years.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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National Average
$64,000
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Home to some of the best pay for HVAC Service Managers, New York offers exceptional salaries, 35 percent above the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are Boston, Phoenix, Nashville, and Orlando, where HVAC Service Managers annually earn 29 percent, 22 percent, 19 percent, and 12 percent more than the national average. The lowest-paying market is San Antonio, which sits 19 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects HVAC Service Manager Salaries

National Average
$64,000

Skills That Affect HVAC Service Manager Salaries

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$64,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 152 votes.

Gender

Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
49%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 21%