$49,057
Avg. Salary
$18.29
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$979

Bonus

$1,100

Profit Sharing

$2,300

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an HVAC Installation Technician is $18.29 per hour.

The average pay for an HVAC Installation Technician is $49,057 per year.

10%
$13.40
10%
$18.29
50%
$27.03
90%
90%
MEDIAN $18.29
10%
$24k
10%
$49k
50%
$69k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $49,057
$24,107 - $69,343
$24K
$49K
$69K
MEDIAN: $49,057
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$13.40 - $27.03
$13
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MEDIAN: $18.29
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$0$69K
Salary $24,107 - $69,343
Bonus $149 - $5,135
Profit Sharing $50.34 - $4,966
Commission $2,300
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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$28,455 - $61,252
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 31
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $13.40 - $27.03
Overtime $18.10 - $39.69
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $149 - $5,135
Commission $2,300
Profit Sharing $50.34 - $4,966
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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$28,455 - $61,252
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 440

Job Description

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technicians work with heating, air, and refrigeration systems, installing, repairing, and performing maintenance on these systems as necessary. Depending on the area of specialization, prospective HVAC technicians may work in a wide variety of settings. For example, large system HVAC specialists work in industrial environments and may be indoors and outdoors depending on the project; many HVAC technicians work in residential settings performing tasks indoors and outdoors as needed.

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HVAC Installation Technician Tasks
  • Transport, install, and load software into HVAC systems, testing diagnostics, and sensors.
  • Assess and document electrical layouts and communicate with customer about site.
  • Calibrate and maintain HVAC equipment, and resolve problems.
  • Document and communicate progress, problems, and troubleshooting steps.

Common Career Paths


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HVAC Installation Technicians tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like HVAC Mechanic. The two jobs pay about the same on average. The most common career progression for HVAC Installation Technicians leads to becoming a Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanic, where pay is typically $38K. However, many HVAC Installation Technicians also opt to become HVAC Service Technicians, a position that pays $44K on average.

Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for an HVAC Installation Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level HVAC Installation Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 111 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An HVAC Installation Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 74 salaries. An experienced HVAC Installation Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 85 salaries. An HVAC Installation Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 29 salaries.

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a HVAC Installation Technician?

HVAC Installation Technician in Denver:
"Lot of business! Variety of work."
Pros: Always busy! Dealing With lots of different people.
Cons: Traffic!

HVAC Installation Technician in Salt Lake City:
"Busy."
Pros: It’s a growing place. The industry is quite busy.
Cons: With unemployment so low it’s hard to have enough people.

HVAC Installation Technician in Salmon:
"Under paid."
Pros: I am free to do the job correctly to the plan management made the bid for I do it as close to the book as I am allowed without wasting customers time or company money.
Cons: Underpaid underappreciated when my department makes the most money.

HVAC Installation Technician in Plymouth:
"KNOWLEDGE."
Pay attention always take notes.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Late-Career
▲25%

Experienced
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 40%