$51,289
Avg. Salary
$22.62
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,500

Bonus

$3,072

Profit Sharing

$4,894

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an HVAC Refrigeration Technician is $22.62 per hour.

The average pay for an HVAC Refrigeration Technician is $51,289 per year.

10%
$14.96
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$22.62
50%
$33.17
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90%
MEDIAN $22.62
10%
$31k
10%
$51k
50%
$89k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $51,289
$31,141 - $88,837
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$89K
MEDIAN: $51,289
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$0$88K
Salary $31,141 - $88,837
Bonus $303 - $5,855
Profit Sharing $30.91 - $29,154
Commission $990 - $14,094
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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$32,425 - $79,189
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 231
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $14.96 - $33.17
Hourly Tips $1.04
Overtime $22.15 - $49.63
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $303 - $5,855
Commission $990 - $14,094
Profit Sharing $30.91 - $29,154
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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$32,425 - $79,189
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,348

Job Description for HVAC Refrigeration Technician

HVAC is an industry acronym for “heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning.” An HVAC refrigeration technician works to install, repair, and maintain air conditioning systems for commercial and residential buildings. Additionally, they work with companies using larger industrial refrigeration systems (such as restaurants, grocery stores, hospitals, and laboratories) to install new equipment and keep walk-in coolers and freezers operating at required safe temperatures. The HVAC refrigeration technician works with a number of coolant substances and processes, and they need to be familiar with relevant current and legacy technologies. The technician assesses problems with climate control and refrigeration systems and then writes up repair estimates for the customer. The technician is then expected to execute these repairs in a timely manner.

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HVAC Refrigeration Technician 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 Refrigeration Technician Pay By Employer

$0$78K

$48,880

$43,680

$41,600

Common Career Paths for HVAC Refrigeration Technician


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HVAC Refrigeration Technicians' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Refrigeration Mechanic. On average, Refrigeration Mechanics get paid about the same as HVAC Refrigeration Technicians do. HVAC Refrigeration Technicians most often advance into Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanic and HVAC Mechanic positions even though the median salaries are $12K lower and $6K lower, respectively.

HVAC Refrigeration Technician Job Listings

Popular Skills for HVAC Refrigeration Technician


HVAC Refrigeration Technicians report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Refrigeration, Controls, Commercial, and Systems Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in System Repair tend to be well versed in Commercial.

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Refrigeration Technician

Pay by Experience for an HVAC Refrigeration Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level HVAC Refrigeration Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 352 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An HVAC Refrigeration Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 226 salaries. An experienced HVAC Refrigeration Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 252 salaries. An HVAC Refrigeration Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 211 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,129

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

For HVAC Refrigeration Technicians, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 53 percent above the national average. HVAC Refrigeration Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+16 percent), Phoenix (+13 percent), Boston (+7 percent), and Dallas (+5 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Milwaukee. Employers pay around 12 percent less in Las Vegas and 11 percent less in San Antonio, below-median salaries for those in this field.

HVAC Refrigeration Technician Reviews

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

HVAC Refrigeration Technician in Sacramento:
"Job security."
Pros: Friendly people, warm climate. Surrounding cities close by.
Cons: Sometimes traffic is very slow.

HVAC Refrigeration Technician in Phoenix:
Great career, always learning, long hours and hard work.

HVAC Refrigeration Technician in Savannah:
"Work hard."
Work hard, stay focused, do not hesitate to ask questions. That is the easiest way to learn.

HVAC Refrigeration Technician in Barrington:
"Responsibilities."
Please inform and educate people.

HVAC Refrigeration Technician in Columbus:
"Decent paying, hands on, technical."
Pros: Hands on, rewarding, use learnt skills, helping people, traveling.
Cons: Long hours, call outs, work in all weather conditions, stressful,

HVAC Refrigeration Technician in Atlanta:
You will learn more by experience. Don't be afraid to ask questions to senior techs. School does not give you experience.

HVAC Refrigeration Technician in San Diego:
"Electrical."
Learn to read a schematic an how to use an electrical meter.

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Key Stats for HVAC Refrigeration Technician

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 235 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects HVAC Refrigeration Technician Salaries

▲16%

▲10%

National Average
$51,000

▼2%

▼24%

Skills That Affect HVAC Refrigeration Technician Salaries

Refrigeration
▲11%

▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$51,000



System Repair
▼3%


HVAC System Design
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 235 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 26%