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Entry-Level HVAC Service Technician Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level HVAC Service Technician earns an average wage of $15.35 per hour. A skill in Controls is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level HVAC Service Technician Salary (?
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$23,999 - $60,647
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $38,494
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Entry-Level HVAC Service Technician Salary (?
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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$11.29 - $21.71
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,999 - $60,647  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,930  
Profit Sharing
$20.61 - $4,818  
Commission
$387.83 - $12,438  
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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$24,418 - $51,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 174
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
$11.29 - $21.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.72  
Overtime
$16.25 - $32.87  
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 - $1,930  
   
Commission
$387.83 - $12,438  
Profit Sharing
$20.61 - $4,818  
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).
)
$24,418 - $51,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,426
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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Houston
up arrow 18%
Philadelphia
up arrow 12%
Rochester
up arrow 12%
Phoenix
up arrow 10%
Dallas
up arrow 9%
Cincinnati
up arrow 9%
Las Vegas
up arrow 7%
Atlanta
up arrow 4%
Orlando
up arrow 4%
Charlotte
up arrow 1%
Tampa
0%
National Average
$35,000
Pittsburgh
up arrow 1%
Baltimore
up arrow 3%
Grand Rapids
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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 16%
Welding
up arrow 8%
Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 7%
Heat
up arrow 7%
Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 6%
Commercial
up arrow 6%
Customer Service
up arrow 4%
System Repair
up arrow 3%
Technical Services
up arrow 3%
System Testing
up arrow 2%
Maintenance
0%
National Average
$35,000
Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%
Residential
up arrow 1%
HVAC System Design
up arrow 1%
Plumbing
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 36%