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

Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanics with Systems Troubleshooting skills take home approximately $19.33 per hour on average. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and over a third have dental, too. For the most part, Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanics with Systems Troubleshooting skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,521 - $62,323
(Median)
$31K
$50K
$62K
MEDIAN: $49,700
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90%

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$12.13 - $27.54
(Median)
$12
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,521 - $62,323  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
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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$27,147 - $63,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.13 - $27.54  
   
Overtime
$18.22 - $41.38  
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 - $1,987  
   
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).
)
$27,147 - $63,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147

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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $36K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $46K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $48K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanic with more than 20 years of experience can earn $53K on average.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 38%