$42,142
Avg. Salary
$16.59
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$959

Bonus

$1,965

Profit Sharing

$2,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an HVAC Installer is $16.59 per hour.

The average pay for an HVAC Installer is $42,142 per year.

10%
$11.89
10%
$16.59
50%
$25.61
90%
90%
MEDIAN $16.59
10%
$24k
10%
$42k
50%
$71k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $42,142
$24,328 - $71,247
$24K
$42K
$71K
MEDIAN: $42,142
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90%

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$11.89 - $25.61
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$0$71K
Salary $24,328 - $71,247
Bonus $202 - $4,798
Profit Sharing $480 - $7,213
Commission $155 - $9,635
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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$25,520 - $58,611
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 133
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $11.89 - $25.61
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $2.19
Overtime $17.43 - $38.07
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $202 - $4,798
Commission $155 - $9,635
Profit Sharing $480 - $7,213
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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$25,520 - $58,611
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,442

Job Description for HVAC Installer

HVAC installers are responsible for successfully installing HVAC equipment for their organization. They are in charge of troubleshooting electrical circuits, pipes, and system components as needed. They replace air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment as needed, as well as test connections for leakage and pressure problems. Among their main responsibilities are installing and connecting thermostats and humidstats using hand tools, as well as verifying correct functioning of residential and business equipment.

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HVAC Installer 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 Installer Pay By Employer

$0$57K

$37,440

$31,196

$28,041

$37,440

$33,768

Common Career Paths for HVAC Installer


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HVAC Installers often end up in upper-level roles like HVAC Service Technician. HVAC Service Technicians bring home $44K annually on average.

HVAC Installer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Installer

Pay by Experience for an HVAC Installer has a positive trend. An entry-level HVAC Installer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 923 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An HVAC Installer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 401 salaries. An experienced HVAC Installer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 409 salaries. An HVAC Installer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 158 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

20%

9%

-1%

-5%

National Average: $37,390

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

HVAC Installers will find that Seattle offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 29 percent. HVAC Installers will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+20 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), Phoenix (+11 percent), and Omaha (+10 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 16 percent south of the national average, can be found in New York. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Los Angeles (12 percent less) and Louisville (9 percent less).

HVAC Installer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a HVAC Installer?

HVAC Installer in Tennessee:
"My job."
Pros: Close to home.
Cons: About everything. Low pay no respect.

HVAC Installer in Anna:
Pros: The people I meet and work with.
Cons: Crawl spaces and attics.

HVAC Installer in Memphis:
"Hot long days."
Pros: The people.
Cons: The heat/pay.

HVAC Installer in Smithville:
"A challenge."
Pros: Get to do a lot of different things , work with other contractors.
Cons: Working conditions it rather hot or cold most of the time.

HVAC Installer in Loveland:
"Tinning and grinnin..."
Pros: I love being a tinner. I love working woth sheet metal and making places better to live in with HVAC.
Cons: Getting cut or when work runs out.

HVAC Installer in Sacramento:
"It Is A Rewarding Job When You Are Paid And Treated Fairly."
Only go to the best companies out there, ones that offer paid vacation and sick leave and retirement, provide medical and dental benefits for you and your family.

HVAC Installer in Decatur:
Pros: The constant learning. The different aspects of the field. The job opportunities. The ability to move anywhere in the world. Just mentally and physically active.
Cons: High stress do to (time crunch and figuring things out) Can get very dirty on the job.

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Key Stats for HVAC Installer

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 345 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects HVAC Installer Salaries

▲33%

▲24%

▲9%

National Average
$37,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect HVAC Installer Salaries

▲7%

▲7%

Leadership
▲7%

ELECTRICAL
▲7%

Pipe Welding
▲7%




HVAC Installation
▲3%

National Average
$37,000


▼4%


▼7%

Sheet metal
▼11%

Team Leadership
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 345 votes.

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 46%