HVAC Technician Salary (United States)

An HVAC Technician earns an average wage of $18.23 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Commercial and Controls. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
HVAC Technician Total Pay (?
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$29,513 - $69,726
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $43,127
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HVAC Technician Total Pay (?
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$11.89 - $27.27
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,513 - $69,726  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,520  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,067  
Commission
$197.27 - $9,814  
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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$25,610 - $65,101  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,623
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.89 - $27.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.81  
Overtime
$17.75 - $42.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,520  
   
Commission
$197.27 - $9,814  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,067  
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).
)
$25,610 - $65,101  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,623
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Job Description for HVAC Technician
HVAC technicians work year-round, installing, repairing, and maintaining the machines that regulate temperature and ventilation in buildings. They work on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. They may be self-employed or work for a larger company that manage businesses or large residential properties.
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HVAC Technician Tasks
  • Perform preventative maintenance and part repairs according to schedule.
  • Instruct end users in appropriate use of HVAC and environmental systems.
  • Respond to customer service needs, installing, repairing, checking, and testing systems for performance problems.
  • Document all activities, parts, equipment used, and travel in log book.

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Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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Baltimore
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Denver
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Phoenix
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Cincinnati
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Austin
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National Average
$41,000
Las Vegas
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Orlando
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Experience Affects HVAC Technician Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Skills That Affect HVAC Technician Salaries

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Technical Services
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System Repair
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HVAC System Design
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Maintenance
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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National Average
$41,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 29%
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