HVAC Installer Salary

Men make up the majority of HVAC Installers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $16.46 per hour. The range in cash compensation to HVAC Installers (largely between $25K and $58K) includes potential earnings of $4K from bonuses, $7K from profit sharing, and commissions of $10K in exceptional cases. Career duration is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and geography are driving factors as well. Although roughly one-half have medical coverage and slightly less than a third have dental coverage, just under one-half claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction for HVAC Installers is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$23,496 - $69,464
$23K
$42K
$69K
MEDIAN: $42,456
10%
50%
90%

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$11.98 - $25.42
$12
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $16.47
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$0$69K
Salary $23,496 - $69,464
Bonus $206.21 - $4,146
Profit Sharing $493.16 - $7,096
Commission $10.07 - $9,787
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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$25,831 - $58,234
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 102
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $11.98 - $25.42
Hourly Tips $1.11
Overtime $17.31 - $37.90
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $206.21 - $4,146
Commission $10.07 - $9,787
Profit Sharing $493.16 - $7,096
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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$25,831 - $58,234
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,665

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.

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

Popular Employer Salaries for HVAC Installer


One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating offers the largest salaries in town — $47K on average.

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

National Average: $37,426

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 Granby:
"Good work, bad relationship."
Pros: I like the work that the job entails.
Cons: The people training me seem to lack leadership and are disgruntled. Not moving up as expected. And no benefits.

HVAC Installer in Maryland:
"Love what I do but its hard on the body."
Pros: I like the challenge of making everything come together and look nice and knowing I contributed to helping a family stay cool and warm for years to come.
Cons: I dont like that the workers input doesnt mean anything for real change. Upper management dont really listen. The pay isnt worth how much you have to do and put up with.

HVAC Installer in Buford:
Pros: My Co workers.
Cons: Heat. Unpredictable schedule.

HVAC Installer in Logansport:
"The Work."
Pros: Not having to do alot of real work but act like we know what we're doing, since its just a business front for other things.
Cons: Nothing it's a job that gets me away from home since I'm currently on house arrest for manufacturing methaphetamine with my cousin who works with me.

HVAC Installer in Columbia:
Pros: Working with my hands and mind together.
Cons: No benefits. Glorified babysitter.

HVAC Installer in Taylor:
"It's not all bad."
Pros: I enjoy working with my hands, and making people's homes more comfortable and safe.
Cons: The stress is very tough to deal with, feels as though I'm always on a time crunch.

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

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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 277 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects HVAC Installer Salaries

▲32%

▲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 277 votes.

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
no benefits
None: 46%