An Entry-Level HVAC Technician earns an average wage of $15.66 per hour. A skill in HVAC is associated with high pay for this job.

$24,587 - $50,924
(Median)
$25K
$38K
$51K
MEDIAN: $38,244
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$11.61 - $21.78
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,587 - $50,924  
   
Bonus
$389.78 - $3,036  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Commission
$387.83 - $8,325  
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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$24,717 - $50,774  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 206
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.61 - $21.78  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.06 - $1.56  
Overtime
$17.63 - $33.72  
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.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$389.78 - $3,036  
   
Commission
$387.83 - $8,325  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$24,717 - $50,774  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,330
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,052

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HVAC Technician Advice

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 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.

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Skills That Affect HVAC Technician Salaries

HVAC
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Controls
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Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Technical Services
up arrow 4%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

System Repair
up arrow 2%

Maintenance
up arrow 1%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

Install
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National Average
$35,000

HVAC System Design
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Refrigeration
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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