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

Median pay for Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanics with Systems Troubleshooting skills lies in the neighborhood of $19.34 per hour. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — over a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and roughly two-fifths receive dental plans. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,554 - $74,692
(Median)
$31K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $50,163
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$12.38 - $28.68
(Median)
$12
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary 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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,554 - $74,692  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,927  
Profit Sharing
$2,543  
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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$27,705 - $68,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.38 - $28.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.27  
Overtime
$18.22 - $43.64  
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.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,927  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,543  
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).
)
$27,705 - $68,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 248
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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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $34K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $45K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $48K in this role. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $53K on average.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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