The average hourly pay for an Experienced HVAC Service Technician with Systems Troubleshooting skills in Houston, Texas is $24.72.
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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 equ…Read more
HVAC Service Technician Tasks
- Carry out preventative maintenance tasks and inspections on HVAC equipment.
- Repair or replace defective equipment, components, or wiring on HVAC equipment.
- Diagnose and troubleshoot problems with HVAC equipment.
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Popular Skills for HVAC Service Technician
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Skills in System Repair, Commercial and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Residential and Maintenance.
Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Service Technician
An entry-level HVAC Service Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.26 based on 5 salaries. An early career HVAC Service Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.15 based on 11 salaries. A mid-career HVAC Service Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.56 based on 25 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $28.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with HVAC Service Technician in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 28.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (18.7% more) and Dallas, Texas (8.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Richmond, Virginia (10.5% less), Nashville, Tennessee (4.8% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (2.3% less).
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