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Entry-Level HVAC Service Technician Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level HVAC Service Technician earns an average wage of $15.34 per hour. A skill in Controls is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level HVAC Service Technician Salary (?
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$23,947 - $59,251
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $38,809
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Entry-Level HVAC Service Technician Salary (?
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$11.06 - $21.67
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$23,947 - $59,251  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,944  
Profit Sharing
$20.61 - $2,909  
Commission
$301.34 - $14,795  
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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$24,180 - $51,505  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 175
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.06 - $21.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.96  
Overtime
$16.03 - $32.54  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,944  
   
Commission
$301.34 - $14,795  
Profit Sharing
$20.61 - $2,909  
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).
)
$24,180 - $51,505  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,393
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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Houston
up arrow 18%
Sacramento
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Phoenix
up arrow 15%
Charlotte
up arrow 11%
Dallas
up arrow 10%
Cincinnati
up arrow 7%
Las Vegas
up arrow 7%
Richmond
up arrow 5%
Atlanta
up arrow 4%
Orlando
up arrow 1%
National Average
$35,000
Pittsburgh
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Baltimore
up arrow 3%
Grand Rapids
up arrow 5%
Memphis
up arrow 8%
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HVAC Service Technician Advice

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HVAC Service Technician in Gilbert:
Find another trade, there are much better jobs where you do not have to work as hard. Long hours, very poor and harsh working conditions, sun, heat, cold, electrical shock, and falls just to name a few. Poor pay and not appreciated.
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level HVAC Service Technician Salaries

Controls
up arrow 15%
Welding
up arrow 9%
Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 7%
Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 6%
Commercial
up arrow 6%
Heat
up arrow 6%
Technical Services
up arrow 3%
System Repair
up arrow 2%
Customer Service
up arrow 2%
System Testing
up arrow 2%
National Average
$35,000
Maintenance
up arrow 1%
Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%
Residential
up arrow 2%
HVAC System Design
up arrow 3%
Plumbing
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 35%