$41,936
Avg. Salary
$17.50
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,017

Bonus

$800

Profit Sharing

$2,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an HVAC Maintenance Technician is $17.50 per hour.

The average pay for an HVAC Maintenance Technician is $41,936 per year.

$12.74
10%
$17.50
50%
$26.48
90%
MEDIAN $17.50
$26k
10%
$42k
50%
$63k
90%
MEDIAN $41,936
$25,877 - $62,985
$26K
$42K
$63K
MEDIAN: $41,936
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90%

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$12.74 - $26.48
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$0$62K
Salary $25,877 - $62,985
Bonus $203 - $4,438
Profit Sharing $297 - $6,400
Commission $50.00 - $9,200
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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$27,399 - $60,838
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 116
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $12.74 - $26.48
Hourly Tips $0.67
Overtime $16.22 - $39.09
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $203 - $4,438
Commission $50.00 - $9,200
Profit Sharing $297 - $6,400
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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$27,399 - $60,838
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 660

Job Description for HVAC Maintenance Technician

HVAC maintenance technicians provide preventative care and repairs for HVAC systems. They repair and maintain refrigerator and electrical systems and their components, as well as troubleshoot electrical systems and write schematics for their work locations. In addition, the HVAC technician must be proactive in ensuring that preventative maintenance of all equipment is done promptly to help prevent future problems with equipment. The HVAC technician must also look for inefficiencies in systems to find the source of any current or possible malfunctions. They dismantle equipment as necessary when needed to troubleshoot the system or ensure that the equipment is properly maintained. In addition to these responsibilities, the HVAC technician is responsible for documenting the work they complete. Much of the HVAC maintenance technician's work takes place outside in varying weather. The employee may need to lift as much as 40 pounds of equipment at any given time.

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HVAC Maintenance Technician Tasks
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot problems with HVAC equipment.
  • Repair or replace defective equipment, components, or wiring on HVAC equipment.
  • Carry out preventative maintenance tasks and inspections on HVAC equipment.

Common Career Paths for HVAC Maintenance Technician


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At the upper end, HVAC Maintenance Technicians who move into a HVAC Refrigeration Technician role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for HVAC Refrigeration Technicians is a much higher $48K per year.

HVAC Maintenance Technician Job Listings

Popular Skills for HVAC Maintenance Technician


HVAC Maintenance Technicians generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in HVAC System Design, Plumbing, Systems Troubleshooting, and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Maintenance also tend to know Systems Troubleshooting and Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Maintenance Technician

Pay by Experience for an HVAC Maintenance Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level HVAC Maintenance Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 215 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An HVAC Maintenance Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 107 salaries. An experienced HVAC Maintenance Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 94 salaries. An HVAC Maintenance Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 81 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

-11%

National Average: $38,639

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

For HVAC Maintenance Technicians, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. HVAC Maintenance Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+35 percent), Memphis (+25 percent), Dallas (+21 percent), and Cincinnati (+20 percent). In Chicago, salaries are 20 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Nashville and Indianapolis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less and 15 percent less, respectively).

HVAC Maintenance Technician Reviews

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

HVAC Maintenance Technician in Cincinnati:
"Good."
Pros: People are friendly
Cons: Not enough pay

HVAC Maintenance Technician in San Antonio:
"Stay positive."
Keep on learning never stop taking advice.

HVAC Maintenance Technician in Monroe:
Wacht power before you do any thing to a unit !

HVAC Maintenance Technician in Homestead:
Pros: Work in a good pace no one to boss me around.
Cons: The pay is no good for the tipe of job that I do.

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Key Stats for HVAC Maintenance Technician

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 122 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
21%

Experience Affects HVAC Maintenance Technician Salaries

▲21%

▲16%

National Average
$39,000

▼1%

▼15%

Skills That Affect HVAC Maintenance Technician Salaries


▲2%


National Average
$39,000


System Repair
▼2%


HVAC
▼3%

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 23%