A Refrigeration Mechanic in Melbourne, Victoria earns an average wage of AU$30.05 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

AU$20,608 - AU$91,231
AU$21K
AU$59K
AU$91K
MEDIAN: AU$58,958
10%
50%
90%
AU$18.82 - AU$38.53
AU$19
AU$31
AU$39
MEDIAN: AU$30.52
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$93K
Salary AU$20,608 - AU$91,231
Bonus AU$509
Profit Sharing AU$10,000
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$37,996 - AU$93,101
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 23
Hourly Data AU$0AU$75
Hourly Rate AU$18.82 - AU$38.53
Overtime AU$41.81 - AU$75.01
Annual Data AU$0AU$93K
Bonus AU$509
Profit Sharing AU$10,000
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$37,996 - AU$93,101
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 40

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 AU$56,000 based on 11 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 AU$74,000 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Refrigeration Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$77,000 based on 16 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 AU$68,000 based on 11 salaries.

Key Stats for Refrigeration Mechanic

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Refrigeration Mechanic Salaries

▲19%

▲14%

▲4%

National Average
AU$65,000

▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 92%