Entry-Level HVAC Technician Salary

An Entry-Level HVAC Technician earns an average wage of $15.15 per hour.

$24,194 - $51,597
(Median)
$24K
$37K
$52K
MEDIAN: $37,474
10%
50%
90%

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$10.78 - $20.79
(Median)
$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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50%
90%

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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.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,194 - $51,597  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,033  
Profit Sharing
$19.65 - $1,017  
Commission
$493.16 - $9,696  
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).
)
$23,608 - $49,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 190
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.
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.78 - $20.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.42 - $0.81  
Overtime
$16.64 - $34.23  
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 - $1,033  
   
Commission
$493.16 - $9,696  
Profit Sharing
$19.65 - $1,017  
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).
)
$23,608 - $49,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,028
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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.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level HVAC Technician Salaries

Commercial
up arrow 7%

Controls
up arrow 6%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

HVAC System Design
up arrow 3%

Maintenance
up arrow 2%

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

Technical Services
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System Repair
up arrow 1%

National Average
$34,000

Troubleshooting
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 35%
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