$50,230
Avg. Salary
$20.59
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,026

Bonus

$2,249

Profit Sharing

$4,126

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an HVAC Service Technician is $20.59 per hour.

The average pay for an HVAC Service Technician is $50,230 per year.

10%
$14.20
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$20.59
50%
$30.91
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MEDIAN $20.59
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$30k
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$50k
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$79k
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MEDIAN $50,230
$30,045 - $79,500
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$79K
MEDIAN: $50,230
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$14.20 - $30.91
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$0$79K
Salary $30,045 - $79,500
Bonus $289 - $5,124
Profit Sharing $306 - $7,946
Commission $794 - $14,722
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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$30,622 - $72,615
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,155
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $14.20 - $30.91
Hourly Tips $0.10 - $2.42
Overtime $21.05 - $45.69
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $289 - $5,124
Commission $794 - $14,722
Profit Sharing $306 - $7,946
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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$30,622 - $72,615
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 8,180

Job Description for HVAC Service Technician

A heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) service technician starts an appointment with a customer by asking about any problems with the heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning systems in the client's home or business. From there, the technician will carefully examine the equipment in question to diagnose and troubleshoot the problem. Once the issue is determined, the technician provides the customer with a repair quote and, if authorized, begins to repair or replace defective equipment, mechanical components, or wiring in HVAC systems. An HVAC service technician might also be called upon by a customer to carry out preventative maintenance tasks or inspections to ensure that heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems continue to run smoothly. A technician should have certification or an associate's degree from a technical or trade school that is accredited by HVAC Excellence, the National Center for Construction Education and Research, or the Partnership for Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Accreditation. Formal training programs can last anywhere from six months up to two years. The job involves working with electrical equipment, so it is very important that a technician know exactly what he or she is doing or the job can get very dangerous very quickly. If an education is not in the picture, it is sometimes possible to go through a formal apprenticeship program which can take three to five years and mixes on-the-job experience and training with classroom instruction. Exams for certifications are offered by a number of associations. A license to work as an HVAC technician is required in several states and can be obtained by passing a written test. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)

HVAC Service 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.

HVAC Service Technician Pay By Employer

$0$86K

$56,008

Service Experts
34 profiles
$40,683

$40,683

$42,410

$55,349

$50,470

$45,243

$44,381

$63,340

Airtron Inc
9 profiles
$41,596

Common Career Paths for HVAC Service Technician


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HVAC Service Technician Job Listings

Popular Skills for HVAC Service Technician

Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Service Technician

Pay by Experience for an HVAC Service Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level HVAC Service Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 2,151 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An HVAC Service Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 1,397 salaries. An experienced HVAC Service Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 1,643 salaries. An HVAC Service 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 1,021 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,612

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

HVAC Service Technician Advice

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

HVAC Service Technician in CHAS WV:
"The hours of work are like riding a roller coaster."
Be willing to work long hours to make a successful l8ving.

HVAC Service Technician in Parsippany:
"Good place to work."
Pros: Left alone to get your job done.
Cons: Last minute calls "on your way home" because the office is inefficient.

HVAC Service Technician in Gilbert:
Find another trade, there are much better jobs where you do not have to work as hard. Long hours, very poor and harsh working conditions, sun, heat, cold, electrical shock, and falls just to name a few. Poor pay and not appreciated.

HVAC Service Technician in Henderson:
Pros: Helping people feel more comfortable with the environment at home and gaining more proficiency in my skill!
Cons: Not being paid appropriately while being the main employee within my company and never getting the spiff sheets repeatedly promised.

HVAC Service Technician in Southern Pines:
Start early. There is so much to learn....

HVAC Service Technician in Salt Lake City:
"Awesome Career."
Study and try to become better everyday!

HVAC Service Technician in Saginaw:
Pros: Diversity, travel.
Cons: Stressful, envirement.

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Key Stats for HVAC Service Technician

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1530 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects HVAC Service Technician Salaries

▲24%

▲12%

▼0%

National Average
$48,000

▼21%

Skills That Affect HVAC Service Technician Salaries

▲10%

▲7%









National Average
$48,000

Plumbing
▼2%

▼4%

▼4%

▼6%

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1530 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 31%