An Entry-Level HVAC Service Technician earns an average wage of $16.36 per hour. A skill in Controls is associated with high pay for this job.

$25,174 - $58,600
$25K
$40K
$59K
MEDIAN: $39,690
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$12.04 - $22.70
$12
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$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$25,174 - $58,600  
   
Bonus
$290.87 - $4,064  
Profit Sharing
$142.50 - $11,478  
Commission
$494.35 - $10,048  
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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$25,625 - $54,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 253
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.04 - $22.70  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12 - $7.31  
Overtime
$18.40 - $34.44  
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
$290.87 - $4,064  
   
Commission
$494.35 - $10,048  
Profit Sharing
$142.50 - $11,478  
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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$25,625 - $54,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,969

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National Average: $37,449

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HVAC Service Technician Advice

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

HVAC Service Technician in Buffalo:
"Life as a hvac tech."
Don't expect a lot of time off, especially if your the only tech employed by your company, like me. Long hrs. And minimum pay that's what you have to look forward to. It does have good times too though, especially after you fix someone's heat, and you get a 20 dollar tip. Best of luck to you I was just out this morning putting a heat exchanger in a carrier rooftop unit and froze in the lovely 0 wind chill.

HVAC Service Technician in Fullerton:
"The long hours. Other company pay scales."
Study, learn, go to classes, get certified in many courses, work hard and safe, drive safe, learn customer service, learn to read schematics.

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.

Key Stats for HVAC Service Technician

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 274 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
19%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect HVAC Service Technician Salaries

Controls
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System Testing
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Technical Services
up arrow 4%


Plumbing
up arrow 3%


Welding
up arrow 2%

National Average
$37,000


Heat
up arrow 1%

HVAC System Design
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 274 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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