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

For Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanics with Systems Troubleshooting skills, hourly average wages total $19.39 per hour. While more than a third report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and over a third have dental, as well. Job satisfaction for Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanics with Systems Troubleshooting skills is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$30,836 - $61,962
(Median)
$31K
$49K
$62K
MEDIAN: $49,022
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$12.33 - $27.54
(Median)
$12
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,836 - $61,962  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,521  
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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$28,135 - $62,369  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.33 - $27.54  
   
Overtime
$18.47 - $41.92  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,521  
   
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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$28,135 - $62,369  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 177
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Pay by Experience Level for Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer with Systems Troubleshooting skills

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $35K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $44K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $48K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $53K.

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Experience Affects Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer with Systems Troubleshooting skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 36%
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