A Refrigeration Mechanic earns an average wage of $19.66 per hour. A skill in Systems Troubleshooting is associated with high pay for this job. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Refrigeration Mechanic Total Pay (?
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$28,575 - $62,095
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MEDIAN: $43,133
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Refrigeration Mechanic Total Pay (?
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$14.16 - $28.78
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$28,575 - $62,095  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,028  
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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$31,063 - $64,229  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 283
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.16 - $28.78  
   
Overtime
$20.31 - $41.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,028  
   
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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$31,063 - $64,229  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 283
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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
  • 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.
  • Inspect, diagnose, maintain and repair refrigeration units.
  • Assist with selection, connection, and installation of refrigeration units.
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Pay by Experience Level for Refrigeration Mechanic
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Refrigeration Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%
Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$46,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Refrigeration Mechanic Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 11%
Equipment Maintenance
up arrow 1%
National Average
$46,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
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Male
100%
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Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 16%
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