Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanics with Systems Troubleshooting skills, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $35K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $43K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $46K in this role. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $52K.