$60,447
Avg. Salary
$25.43
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,987

Bonus

$1,214

Profit Sharing

$2,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an HVAC Controls Technician is $25.43 per hour.

The average pay for an HVAC Controls Technician is $60,447 per year.

10%
$16.72
10%
$25.43
50%
$36.15
90%
90%
MEDIAN $25.43
10%
$43k
10%
$60k
50%
$82k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $60,447
$42,881 - $82,056
$43K
$60K
$82K
MEDIAN: $60,447
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90%

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$16.72 - $36.15
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$0$82K
Salary $42,881 - $82,056
Bonus $800 - $5,087
Profit Sharing $201 - $7,946
Commission $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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$37,440 - $80,922
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 142
Hourly Data $0$56
Hourly Rate $16.72 - $36.15
Hourly Tips $1.77
Overtime $22.88 - $56.90
Annual Data $0$80K
Bonus $800 - $5,087
Commission $2,000
Profit Sharing $201 - $7,946
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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$37,440 - $80,922
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 434

Job Description for HVAC Controls Technician

An HVAC controls technician is responsible for the installation, diagnostics, and repair of heating and air conditioning equipment. Their work can be indoors, sometimes working in small spaces, or it can be outdoors in any and all weather conditions, based on the type of installation. Most buildings require the installation of an HVAC system, so all environments from personal homes to industrial facilities are possible work locations. The environments can often be very dirty, and the work heavily involves hands-on situations. Possible dangers include extreme hot or cold temperatures, potentially dangerous levels of noise, and dust. In addition to the physical work of dealing with heating and air conditioning systems, HVAC controls technicians must also be able to fill out paperwork and deal with customers.

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HVAC Controls Technician Tasks
  • Troubleshoot, fix and update HVAC systems and associated controls.
  • Download, update and verify software accuracy.
  • Calibrate and test HVAC systems and controls, documenting findings.
  • Work with clients to explain and rectify problems and to update equipment.
  • Read, update and interpret plans, blueprints and other documentation.

Popular Employer Salaries for HVAC Controls Technician


Common Career Paths for HVAC Controls Technician


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HVAC Controls Technicians may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Automation Technician. Automation Technicians on average make about as much as HVAC Controls Technicians do.

HVAC Controls Technician Job Listings

Popular Skills for HVAC Controls Technician


Survey takers who work as HVAC Controls Technicians usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation, Controls, HVAC System Design, and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Systems Troubleshooting and Electronic Troubleshooting as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Competency in Controls frequently indicates knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation.

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Controls Technician

Pay by Experience for an HVAC Controls Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level HVAC Controls Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 128 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An HVAC Controls Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 96 salaries. An experienced HVAC Controls Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 99 salaries. An HVAC Controls Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 37 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

24%

National Average: $57,144

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

For HVAC Controls Technicians, New York provides a pay rate that is 33 percent greater than the national average. HVAC Controls Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+25 percent), Denver (+13 percent), Atlanta (+11 percent), and Baltimore (+6 percent). Houston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 15 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for HVAC Controls Technician

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects HVAC Controls Technician Salaries

▲29%

▲16%

▲4%

National Average
$57,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect HVAC Controls Technician Salaries


National Average
$57,000

▼2%

HVAC System Design
▼4%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▼18%

Systems Troubleshooting
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 15%