An HVAC Service Technician earns an average wage of AU$34.37 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

AU$40,040 - AU$81,916
AU$40K
AU$67K
AU$82K
MEDIAN: AU$67,045
10%
50%
90%
AU$26.16 - AU$41.29
AU$26
AU$34
AU$41
MEDIAN: AU$34.37
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$88K
Salary AU$40,040 - AU$81,916
Bonus AU$2,000
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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AU$50,778 - AU$88,575
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 29
Hourly Data AU$0AU$83
Hourly Rate AU$26.16 - AU$41.29
Overtime AU$42.02 - AU$83.53
Annual Data AU$0AU$88K
Bonus AU$2,000
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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AU$50,778 - AU$88,575
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 61

Job Description for HVAC Service Technician

A heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) service technician starts an appointment with a customer by asking about any problems with the heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning systems in the client's home or business. From there, the technician will carefully examine the equipment in question to diagnose and troubleshoot the problem. Once the issue is determined, the technician provides the customer with a repair quote and, if authorized, begins to repair or replace defective equipment, mechanical components, or wiring in HVAC systems. An HVAC service technician might also be called upon by a customer to carry out preventative maintenance tasks or inspections to ensure that heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems continue to run smoothly. A technician should have certification or an associate's degree from a technical or trade school that is accredited by HVAC Excellence, the National Center for Construction Education and Research, or the Partnership for Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Accreditation. Formal training programs can last anywhere from six months up to two years. The job involves working with electrical equipment, so it is very important that a technician know exactly what he or she is doing or the job can get very dangerous very quickly. If an education is not in the picture, it is sometimes possible to go through a formal apprenticeship program which can take three to five years and mixes on-the-job experience and training with classroom instruction. Exams for certifications are offered by a number of associations. A license to work as an HVAC technician is required in several states and can be obtained by passing a written test. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)


HVAC Service Technician Tasks

  • Diagnose and troubleshoot problems with HVAC equipment.
  • Repair or replace defective equipment, components, or wiring on HVAC equipment.
  • Carry out preventative maintenance tasks and inspections on HVAC equipment.

HVAC Service Technician Pay By Employer

$0$92K

$56,421

Service Experts
26 profiles
$40,683

$37,336

$42,710

$52,474

$45,760

$49,275

$59,071

$44,330

$39,282

HVAC Service Technician Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Service Technician

Pay by Experience for an HVAC Service Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level HVAC Service Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$60,000 based on 24 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An HVAC Service Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$68,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced HVAC Service Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$76,000 based on 38 salaries. An HVAC Service Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$83,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$70,721

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for HVAC Service Technician

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects HVAC Service Technician Salaries

▲18%

▲7%

National Average
AU$71,000

▼4%

▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 97%