Entry-Level HVAC Technician Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level HVAC Technician earns an average wage of $15.04 per hour. A skill in Commercial is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level HVAC Technician Total Pay (?
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$23,949 - $54,381
(Median)
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54K
MEDIAN: $36,852
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Entry-Level HVAC Technician Total Pay (?
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$10.53 - $20.82
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$23,949 - $54,381  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,017  
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).
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$23,163 - $49,589  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 761
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.53 - $20.82  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.34 - $0.79  
Overtime
$15.19 - $33.98  
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.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,017  
   
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).
)
$23,163 - $49,589  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 761
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Pay Difference By Location

Dallas
up arrow 24%
Los Angeles
up arrow 19%
Houston
up arrow 19%
National Average
$33,000
Atlanta
up arrow 5%
Philadelphia
up arrow 6%
Austin
up arrow 7%
Orlando
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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.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level HVAC Technician Salaries

Commercial
up arrow 14%
HVAC System Design
up arrow 6%
Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%
Controls
up arrow 4%
Maintenance
up arrow 3%
Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%
Technical Services
up arrow 3%
System Repair
up arrow 1%
National Average
$33,000
Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 35%
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