Entry-Level HVAC Technician Salary

An Entry-Level HVAC Technician earns an average wage of $15.35 per hour.

$24,805 - $51,257
(Median)
$25K
$38K
$51K
MEDIAN: $38,292
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$11.14 - $21.31
(Median)
$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,805 - $51,257  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,437  
Profit Sharing
$200.00  
Commission
$970 - $8,187  
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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$24,394 - $50,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 218
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.14 - $21.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.54  
Overtime
$16.79 - $34.07  
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
$0.00 - $1,437  
   
Commission
$970 - $8,187  
Profit Sharing
$200.00  
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).
)
$24,394 - $50,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,292
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,528

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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 HVAC Technician Salaries

Commercial
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Controls
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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Technical Services
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Maintenance
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Systems Troubleshooting
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System Repair
0%

HVAC System Design
0%

National Average
$35,000

Troubleshooting
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
medical benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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