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

The average Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanic with Systems Troubleshooting skills can expect to rake in roughly $19.39 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — more than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by over a third. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,799 - $61,962
(Median)
$30K
$48K
$62K
MEDIAN: $48,228
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$12.36 - $27.71
(Median)
$12
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,799 - $61,962  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
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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$27,857 - $62,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.36 - $27.71  
   
Overtime
$18.49 - $42.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
   
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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$27,857 - $62,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 179
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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.


For many Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanics with Systems Troubleshooting skills, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $35K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $44K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $48K in this role. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $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
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National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 37%
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