Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer Salary (United States)

A Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer earns an average wage of $16.73 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Systems Troubleshooting and Blueprints.
Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer Total Pay (?
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$26,795 - $62,633
(Median)
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63K
MEDIAN: $42,978
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Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer Total Pay (?
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$11.20 - $25.28
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$26,795 - $62,633  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,015  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $9,863  
Commission
$201.34 - $29,799  
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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$24,917 - $59,167  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,027
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.20 - $25.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.43  
Overtime
$15.31 - $37.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,015  
   
Commission
$201.34 - $29,799  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $9,863  
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).
)
$24,917 - $59,167  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,027
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Job Description for Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer

A heating, air conditioning, or refrigeration mechanic/installer works with various climate control and ventilation systems in residential, commercial, or industrial settings. Frequently this job is known as an HVAC (for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) technician.
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Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer Tasks
  • Communicate with clients, setting expectations, and delivering quality customer service.
  • Test systems and diagnose installation problems to ensure products perform at specifications.
  • Interpret instructions, designs, and schematics.
  • Install heating, air conditioning, ventilation, and refrigeration equipment to company standards.
  • Assemble and connect equipment, thermostats, timers, and other accessories.

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

Pay Difference By Location

Dallas
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Philadelphia
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Tulsa
up arrow 14%
Salt Lake City
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Atlanta
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Tampa
up arrow 6%
Houston
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National Average
$38,000
Pittsburgh
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Experience Affects Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$38,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer Salaries

Blueprints
up arrow 11%
Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 10%
Troubleshooting
up arrow 7%
HVAC System Design
up arrow 3%
National Average
$38,000

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Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 37%
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