HVAC Technician Salary (United States)

An HVAC Technician earns an average wage of $18.27 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Controls and Commercial.
HVAC Technician Salary (?
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$29,614 - $68,836
(Median)
30K
43K
53K
69K
MEDIAN: $42,983
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HVAC Technician Salary (?
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$11.91 - $27.52
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,614 - $68,836  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,514  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,137  
Commission
$394.53 - $9,850  
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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$25,668 - $65,309  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 262
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.91 - $27.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.07 - $0.57  
Overtime
$17.95 - $42.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,514  
   
Commission
$394.53 - $9,850  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,137  
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).
)
$25,668 - $65,309  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,409
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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.

Common Career Paths for HVAC Technician

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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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Dallas
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Austin
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Cincinnati
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San Antonio
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National Average
$41,000
Las Vegas
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Philadelphia
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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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System Repair
up arrow 4%
Technical Services
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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HVAC System Design
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Maintenance
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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%