Entry-Level HVAC Technician Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level HVAC Technician earns an average wage of $15.03 per hour. A skill in Commercial is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level HVAC Technician Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$24,683 - $52,080
(Median)
25K
30K
38K
45K
52K
MEDIAN: $38,236
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px
Entry-Level HVAC Technician Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$10.56 - $20.89
(Median)
11
12
15
18
21
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data

 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,683 - $52,080  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,012  
Commission
$0.12 - $4,966  
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).
)
$23,016 - $49,901  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.56 - $20.89  
   
Overtime
$15.66 - $34.24  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,012  
   
Commission
$0.12 - $4,966  
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).
)
$23,016 - $49,901  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 658
Is HVAC Technician your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
United States (change)
Years in Field/Career:

HVAC Technician Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location

Pay Difference By Location

Dallas
up arrow 24%
Houston
up arrow 19%
Los Angeles
up arrow 18%
Atlanta
up arrow 3%
National Average
$33,000
Austin
up arrow 7%
Philadelphia
up arrow 7%
Orlando
up arrow 16%
Tampa
up arrow 16%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.

HVAC Technician Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
HVAC Technician in Salt Lake City:
"HVAC Technician."
Go to school and get good training and then use that to your advantage to build upon after getting employment. Also know that it is an ever learning process with plenty of tech support in the field.
HVAC Technician in San Diego:
"Summary Of Day To Day."
Daily basis duties include plant check, check rooms, fix problems if found during check, change filters, checking electrical components on machines then troubleshooting and fixing.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level HVAC Technician Salaries

Commercial
up arrow 12%
Controls
up arrow 6%
HVAC System Design
up arrow 6%
Maintenance
up arrow 3%
Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%
Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%
Technical Services
up arrow 3%
System Repair
up arrow 1%
Troubleshooting
0%
National Average
$33,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied Image
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 36%
Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -