HVAC Service Technician in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

How much does an HVAC Service Technician make in Washington, DC? An HVAC Service Technician in Washington earns an average of $24.79 per hour. This is 17% higher than the national average for an HVAC Service Technician which is $20.51 per hour. Wages for an HVAC Service Technician in Washington range from $13.70 per hour to $41.18 per hour. Total Annual Pay, which includes hourly rate and overtime for an HVAC Service Technician in Washington ranges from $28,722 to $94,570 annually. Among those reporting, there is an average job satisfaction rating of 0 out of 5 stars. Men make up a majority of the HVAC Service Technician workforce in Washington among those reporting — 100 percent to be exact. Many report receiving medical, dental, and vision benefits from their employer.

$13.70 - $41.18
$14
$25
$41
MEDIAN: $24.79
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Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $13.70 - $41.18
Overtime $38.12
Annual Data $0$94K
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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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$28,722 - $94,570
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 16

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 2017 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.

About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
672,228
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
Washington:
$75,628
District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
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HVAC Service Technician Job Listings

Key Stats for HVAC Service Technician

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects HVAC Service Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲55%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
▼25%

Skills That Affect HVAC Service Technician Salaries

Commercial
▲36%

System Repair
▲7%

National Average
$54,000

Customer Service
▼1%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 86%
no benefits
None: 14%