Entry-Level HVAC Technician Salary

An Entry-Level HVAC Technician earns an average wage of $15.85 per hour. A skill in HVAC is associated with high pay for this job.

$24,827 - $51,306
$25K
$38K
$51K
MEDIAN: $38,397
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$11.68 - $22.19
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $15.85
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,827 - $51,306  
   
Bonus
$409.32 - $3,425  
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
Commission
$397.32 - $7,891  
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).
)
$24,921 - $51,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 202
© PayScale, Inc. @ www.payscale.com
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.68 - $22.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.09 - $1.30  
Overtime
$17.50 - $34.84  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$409.32 - $3,425  
   
Commission
$397.32 - $7,891  
Profit Sharing
$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).
)
$24,921 - $51,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,330
© PayScale, Inc. @ www.payscale.com

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay Difference by Location

41%

15%

14%

14%

10%

-5%

-10%

-13%

National Average: $35,445

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

HVAC Technician Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

HVAC Technician in Winston-Salem:
`"$Beware of stress from job."`
Don't work for a mom and pop operation. Work for a company that has many technicians there will be better benefits and that doesn't mean health care. Technicians are where the company generates revenue and the better you are the more of an asset you will be. The on call rotation will bring a lot of stress if it's short so find a company that has a long rotation. Strive to be the best tech possible on the whole team.

HVAC Technician in Draper:
`"$Electrical, wire diagram's."`
Ask a lot of questions, there is no stupid question, if can't figure something out call someone in the field they can help over the phone. Electrician ability's is a must have trade or at least willing to learn . Careful giving quotes they become very stressful.

HVAC Technician in Tampa:
`"$Be prepared to work unexpectedly."`
HVAC techs sometimes get called out in the middle of the night and on weekends or from vacations when an urgent call requires their attention (commercial unit out and requires your expertise, sudden heat wave/Arctic front creates urgent work load to keep customers safe from extreme temps, etc). Also, be prepared for customers to recognize you WHEREVER you are. This means great customer service and high customer satisfaction is a MUST, and a quick trip to the grocery will likely always end up taking 20 minutes longer per hour than usual, as satisfied customers tend to talk with you like family when they see you in public.

HVAC Technician in Madison Heights:
`"$Good fundamentals."`
When your are in school try your best to understand the basics and fundamental so you can set a good foundation because u will learn pretty much everything in the field.

HVAC Technician in Somerville:
`"$Seasonal Hrs."`
Summer and winter months your work week will be 40-65 hrs a week and between those seasons your hrs can be as low as 20hrs a week.

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.

Key Stats for HVAC Technician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 169 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
16%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Skills That Affect HVAC Technician Salaries

HVAC
▲10%


▲5%

Controls
▲5%





Maintenance
▼0%

Install
▼0%

National Average
$35,000

Refrigeration
▼2%

HVAC System Design
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 169 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 34%
ADVERTISEMENT