HVAC Technician Salary

An HVAC Technician earns an average wage of $18.62 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Controls and Commercial.
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$29,264 - $67,128
(Median)
$29K
$43K
$67K
MEDIAN: $43,266
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90%

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$12.29 - $28.28
(Median)
$12
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,264 - $67,128  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,068  
Profit Sharing
$19.39 - $9,967  
Commission
$625 - $10,084  
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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$27,058 - $65,103  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 486
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.29 - $28.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.97  
Overtime
$18.24 - $42.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,068  
   
Commission
$625 - $10,084  
Profit Sharing
$19.39 - $9,967  
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).
)
$27,058 - $65,103  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,566
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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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27%

25%

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National Average: $41,429

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Experience Affects HVAC Technician Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect HVAC Technician Salaries

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Systems Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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HVAC System Design
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System Repair
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Technical Services
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Maintenance
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National Average
$41,000

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Refrigeration
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Equipment Maintenance
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 392 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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