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HVAC Service Technician Salary (United States)

An HVAC Service Technician earns an average wage of $19.56 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Commercial and Controls.
HVAC Service Technician Salary (?
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$29,110 - $72,416
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MEDIAN: $45,877
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HVAC Service Technician Salary (?
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$12.91 - $29.09
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,110 - $72,416  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,064  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $5,042  
Commission
$486.65 - $12,429  
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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$28,558 - $69,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 494
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.91 - $29.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.63  
Overtime
$19.07 - $43.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,064  
   
Commission
$486.65 - $12,429  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $5,042  
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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$28,558 - $69,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,726
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Job Description for HVAC Service Technician

A heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) service technician starts an appointment with a customer by asking about any problems with the heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning systems in the client's home or business. From there, the technician will carefully examine the equipment in question to diagnose and troubleshoot the problem. Once the issue is determined, the technician provides the customer with a repair quote and, if authorized, begins to repair or replace defective equipment, mechanical components, or wiring in HVAC systems. An HVAC service technician might also be called upon by a customer to carry out preventative maintenance tasks or inspections to ensure that heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems continue to run smoothly. A technician should have certification or an associate's degree from a technical or trade school that is accredited by HVAC Excellence, the National Center for Construction Education and Research, or the Partnership for Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Accreditation. Formal training programs can last anywhere from six months up to two years. The job involves working with electrical equipment, so it is very important that a technician know exactly what he or she is doing or the job can get very dangerous very quickly. If an education is not in the picture, it is sometimes possible to go through a formal apprenticeship program which can take three to five years and mixes on-the-job experience and training with classroom instruction. Exams for certifications are offered by a number of associations. A license to work as an HVAC technician is required in several states and can be obtained by passing a written test.
HVAC Service Technician Tasks
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot problems with HVAC equipment.
  • Repair or replace defective equipment, components, or wiring on HVAC equipments.
  • Carry out preventative maintenance tasks and inspections on HVAC equipment.

Common Career Paths for HVAC Service Technician

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Pay Difference By Location

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HVAC Service Technician Reviews

What is it like working as a HVAC Service Technician?
HVAC Service Technician in Henderson:
Pros: Helping people feel more comfortable with the environment at home and gaining more proficiency in my skill!
Cons: Not being paid appropriately while being the main employee within my company and never getting the spiff sheets repeatedly promised.

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Experience Affects HVAC Service Technician Salaries

National Average
$44,000

Skills That Affect HVAC Service Technician Salaries

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System Repair
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System Testing
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Customer Service
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National Average
$44,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 626 votes.

Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 29%