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.

$25,157 - $52,252
$25K
$39K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,418
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50%
90%

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$11.89 - $22.40
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.20
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$0$52K
Salary $25,157 - $52,252
Bonus $415.95 - $3,925
Profit Sharing $402.68 - $9,933
Commission $302.01 - $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).
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$25,338 - $52,377
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 203
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $11.89 - $22.40
Hourly Tips $0.03 - $1.84
Overtime $17.78 - $34.11
Annual Data $0$52K
Bonus $415.95 - $3,925
Commission $302.01 - $9,696
Profit Sharing $402.68 - $9,933
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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$25,338 - $52,377
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,388

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United States (change)

HVAC Technician Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

37%

13%

12%

12%

-1%

-7%

-12%

-15%

National Average: $36,331

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 Lincoln:
"What licences I need for the area I work in."

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 West Palm Beach:
"Knew how this people treated there employees."
Never work for mechanical air in lake park.... Low pay and asshole to boot.

HVAC Technician in Baltimore:
"Go with you gut instinct."

Key Stats for HVAC Technician

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 217 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
16%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect HVAC Technician Salaries

HVAC
▲8%



▲2%

Controls
▲2%



National Average
$36,000


Maintenance
▼2%

Install
▼3%

Refrigeration
▼4%

HVAC System Design
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 217 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 37%
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