HVAC Service Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — more than four-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $46K to $95K per year, median earnings come to $66K per year. Bonuses, profit sharing, and commission all factor into final incomes for HVAC Service Managers. Ranging between $46K near the bottom and $95K near the top, total earnings can include up to $14K from bonuses and up to $10K from profit sharing, with a high-performing minority reaping commissions of $20K. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and half have dental, too. Job satisfaction for HVAC Service Managers is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,200 - $94,381
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$47K
$66K
$94K
MEDIAN: $66,325
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$18.08 - $35.83
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$47,200 - $94,381  
   
Bonus
$1,459 - $14,469  
Profit Sharing
$786 - $10,174  
Commission
$2,027 - $20,394  
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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$45,748 - $95,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 568
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$18.08 - $35.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.11  
Overtime
$24.85 - $53.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,459 - $14,469  
   
Commission
$2,027 - $20,394  
Profit Sharing
$786 - $10,174  
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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$45,748 - $95,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 247
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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


HVAC Service Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Technical Services, Controls, Systems Troubleshooting, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Operations Management and Controls.

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Service Manager

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $53K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $63K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $66K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $71K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,869

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For HVAC Service Managers, New York provides a pay rate that is 41 percent greater than the national average. HVAC Service Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Antonio (+22 percent), Milwaukee (+14 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Atlanta (+10 percent). With compensation 16 percent below the national average, Richmond is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Nashville and Orlando are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 8 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects HVAC Service Manager Salaries



National Average
$66,000



Skills That Affect HVAC Service Manager Salaries

Technical Services
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Systems Troubleshooting
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Controls
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Operations Management
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Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$66,000

Customer Service
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HVAC System Design
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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