Refrigeration Mechanic Salary

A Refrigeration Mechanic earns an average wage of $22.73 per hour. A skill in Equipment Maintenance is associated with high pay for this job.
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$34,284 - $79,588
$34K
$50K
$80K
MEDIAN: $50,421
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50%
90%

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$15.52 - $32.94
$16
$23
$33
MEDIAN: $23.04
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,284 - $79,588  
   
Bonus
$494.35 - $5,057  
Profit Sharing
$750  
Commission
$125.00  
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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$34,162 - $82,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.52 - $32.94  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.04  
Overtime
$22.83 - $47.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$494.35 - $5,057  
   
Commission
$125.00  
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$34,162 - $82,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 302

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Job Description for Refrigeration Mechanic

Refrigeration mechanics work in a variety of facilities to repair, install, inspect, and maintain air conditioning and refrigeration appliances. These appliances may include exhaust systems, kitchen and food storage equipment, commercial grade washers and dryers, and heating systems. The day-to-day duties of refrigeration mechanics include checking for leaks in gas and refrigeration appliances, ensuring the movement and lubrication of bearings, and inspecting the condition of belts involved in appliances' motors. They assist other mechanics in their organization with electrical work, refrigeration and cooling unit installation, inspection and maintenance of gas lines and valves, and plumbing. Additionally, refrigeration mechanics are in charge of checking all electrical equipment to identify problems in control mechanisms, circuits, breakers, and valves. Depending on seniority, they may also supervise and train other mechanics. Most refrigeration mechanic positions are full time and may include benefits such as vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, and health benefits.

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Refrigeration Mechanic Tasks

  • Inspect, diagnose, maintain and repair refrigeration units.
  • Assist with selection, connection, and installation of refrigeration units.
  • Identify, order and install parts, new equipment or other needed items.
  • Interpret mechanical and construction diagrams to ensure safe set-up and operation of units.

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Pay by Experience Level for Refrigeration Mechanic

Pay by Experience for a Refrigeration Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Refrigeration Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 127 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Refrigeration Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 80 salaries. An experienced Refrigeration Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 100 salaries. A Refrigeration Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 81 salaries.

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Key Stats for Refrigeration Mechanic

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Refrigeration Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

Experienced
▲5%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
▼18%

Skills That Affect Refrigeration Mechanic Salaries

Equipment Maintenance
▲47%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲1%

National Average
$51,000

Systems Troubleshooting
▼1%

System Repair
▼9%

Refrigeration
▼11%

Commercial
▼34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 21%
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