The average wage for an HVAC Refrigeration Technician is C$30.83 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

C$30,201 - C$102,838
C$30K
C$70K
C$100K
MEDIAN: C$70,000
10%
50%
90%
C$15.65 - C$45.04
C$16
C$30
C$45
MEDIAN: C$29.97
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$102K
Salary C$30,201 - C$102,838
Bonus C$102 - C$24,468
Profit Sharing C$1,500
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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C$33,322 - C$98,713
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 30
Hourly Data C$0C$70
Hourly Rate C$15.65 - C$45.04
Hourly Tips C$1.25
Overtime C$27.26 - C$70.57
Annual Data C$0C$98K
Bonus C$102 - C$24,468
Profit Sharing C$1,500
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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C$33,322 - C$98,713
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 159

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 technician works with a number of coolant substances and processes, and they need to be familiar with relevant current and legacy technologies. The technician assesses problems with climate control and refrigeration systems and then writes up repair estimates for the customer. The technician is then expected to execute these repairs in a timely manner.

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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.

HVAC Refrigeration Technician Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Refrigeration Technician

Pay by Experience for an HVAC Refrigeration Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level HVAC Refrigeration Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$41,000 based on 34 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An HVAC Refrigeration Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$75,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced HVAC Refrigeration Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$77,000 based on 28 salaries. An HVAC Refrigeration Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$73,000 based on 22 salaries.

Key Stats for HVAC Refrigeration Technician

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects HVAC Refrigeration Technician Salaries

Experienced
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲14%

Late-Career
▲12%

National Average
C$66,000

▼37%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 22%