The average hourly pay for an HVAC Refrigeration Technician in Canada is C$31.25.
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Job Description for HVAC Refrigeration Technician
HVAC is an industry acronym for “heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning.” An HVAC refrigeration technician works to install, repair, and maintain air conditioning systems for commercial and residential buildings. Additionally, they work with companies using larger industrial refrigeration systems (such as restaurants, grocery stores, hospitals, and laboratories) to install new equipment and keep walk-in coolers and freezers operating at required safe temperatures. The HVAC refrigeration tech…Read more
HVAC Refrigeration Technician Tasks
- Repair and rebuild complex commercial HVAC and environmental systems, touring and inspecting regularly.
- Keep all HVAC and mechanical rooms clean, orderly, and organized.
- Calibrate thermostats and ensure appropriate temperatures are maintained.
- Oversee outside contractors and HVAC technicians to ensure timely service and performance.
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Popular Skills for HVAC Refrigeration Technician
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Skills in Systems Troubleshooting, System Repair and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Troubleshooting and Commercial.
Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Refrigeration Technician
An early career HVAC Refrigeration Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$21.31 based on 55 salaries. A mid-career HVAC Refrigeration Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$33.18 based on 42 salaries. An experienced HVAC Refrigeration Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$35.02 based on 49 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$40.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with HVAC Refrigeration Technician in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 47.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (47.3% more) and Winnipeg, Manitoba (21.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Vancouver, British Columbia (46.4% less) and Toronto, Ontario (2.3% less).
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