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

Median pay for Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanics with Systems Troubleshooting skills is around $19.37 per hour. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and nearly two in five receive dental plans. Most Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanics with Systems Troubleshooting skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$30,728 - $62,076
(Median)
$31K
$49K
$62K
MEDIAN: $48,753
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50%
90%

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$12.27 - $27.47
(Median)
$12
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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50%
90%

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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
$30,728 - $62,076  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,980  
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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$27,903 - $62,439  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.27 - $27.47  
   
Overtime
$18.33 - $41.68  
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 - $1,980  
   
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).
)
$27,903 - $62,439  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 161

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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 pay tend to be weakly linked for Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanics with Systems Troubleshooting skills — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $36K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $44K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $48K in this role. Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanics with Systems Troubleshooting skills who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $53K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 37%
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