Entry-Level HVAC Service Technician Salary

An Entry-Level HVAC Service Technician earns an average wage of $15.87 per hour. A skill in Controls is associated with high pay for this job.

$24,594 - $57,265
(Median)
$25K
$39K
$57K
MEDIAN: $39,119
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$11.82 - $21.98
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,594 - $57,265  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,020  
Profit Sharing
$33.94 - $4,932  
Commission
$309.13 - $8,243  
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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$25,098 - $52,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 264
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.82 - $21.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.83  
Overtime
$17.54 - $33.21  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,020  
   
Commission
$309.13 - $8,243  
Profit Sharing
$33.94 - $4,932  
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).
)
$25,098 - $52,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,891
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,578

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HVAC Service Technician Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

HVAC Service Technician in Dallas:
"How to learn."
Ask so many questions, you get told, "not right now". The only way to learn is to do. Take the tools, make it happen. School only teaches you enough to get a job, so you can learn more. It does not make you a technician. If your job won't condone learning this way, then out may be wise to seek out another company.

HVAC Service Technician in Modesto:
"Like what you and other will too."
If you love your job it will make you life more pleasant and it will show in the quality of your end product. Not only will the customer be pleased but so will your employer.

HVAC Service Technician in Tulsa:
"System design."
Learn all you can in the field your in so you can apply it in the situations you come across.

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 HVAC Service Technician Salaries

Controls
up arrow 12%

Commercial
up arrow 7%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

System Testing
up arrow 4%

Technical Services
up arrow 3%

Welding
up arrow 3%

System Repair
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Heat
up arrow 2%

Troubleshooting
0%

HVAC System Design
0%

National Average
$37,000

Maintenance
up arrow 1%

Residential
up arrow 2%

Plumbing
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 305 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
medical benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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