Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer with Systems Troubleshooting Skills Salary

Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanics with Systems Troubleshooting skills can expect to earn an average of $19.87 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. While some workers in this profession — over a third — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and more than a third have dental insurance. The majority of Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanics with Systems Troubleshooting skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$31,241 - $79,189
(Median)
$31K
$52K
$79K
MEDIAN: $52,474
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$13.36 - $30.13
(Median)
$13
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$31,241 - $79,189  
   
Bonus
$292.33 - $3,548  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Commission
$1,600  
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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$29,381 - $69,308  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.36 - $30.13  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.98  
Overtime
$20.17 - $47.07  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$292.33 - $3,548  
   
Commission
$1,600  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$29,381 - $69,308  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 264
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Pay by Experience Level for Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanics with Systems Troubleshooting skills, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $36K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $46K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $49K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $56K.

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Experience Affects Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
medical benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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