HVAC Technician Salary

An HVAC Technician earns an average wage of $18.78 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Controls and Commercial.
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$28,745 - $70,455
$29K
$44K
$70K
MEDIAN: $44,419
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50%
90%

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$12.91 - $29.68
$13
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $19.34
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$0$70K
Salary $28,745 - $70,455
Bonus $202.53 - $4,967
Profit Sharing $391.49 - $15,319
Commission $395.24 - $12,053
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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$28,269 - $68,138
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 501
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $12.91 - $29.68
Hourly Tips $0.02 - $0.94
Overtime $19.48 - $45.15
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $202.53 - $4,967
Commission $395.24 - $12,053
Profit Sharing $391.49 - $15,319
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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$28,269 - $68,138
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,639

Job Description for HVAC Technician

HVAC technicians work year-round, installing, repairing, and maintaining the machines that regulate temperature and ventilation in buildings. They work on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. They may be self-employed or work for a larger company that manage businesses or large residential properties.

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HVAC Technician Tasks

  • Respond to customer service needs, installing, repairing, checking, and testing systems for performance problems.
  • Document all activities, parts, equipment used, and travel in log book.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and part repairs according to schedule.
  • Instruct end users in appropriate use of HVAC and environmental systems.

Common Career Paths for HVAC Technician


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HVAC Technician Job Listings

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Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Technician

Pay by Experience for an HVAC Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level HVAC Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 1,532 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An HVAC Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 773 salaries. An experienced HVAC Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 767 salaries. An HVAC Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 360 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,069

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HVAC Technician Reviews

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

HVAC Technician in Providence:
"Technican."
Pros: Knowing you're getting 40 hours a week is nice.
Cons: Long hours, hot outside, bending over backwards on ladders to make things work, getting paid nothing to do it.

HVAC Technician in Frankfort:
"Fun, intriguing, constantly changing."
Pros: I like that it isnt monotonous. There is always something new or fun to do or figure out.
Cons: The hours can get pretty crazy with after-hours service calls.

HVAC Technician in Houston:
"Not for me."
Pros: Working with my hands and watching my work achieve something.
Cons: The responsibility and liability isn't worth it.

HVAC Technician in Rochester:
"N/A."
Pros: Work Flexibility Culture. Working conditions.
Cons: Slow groth in compensation.

HVAC Technician in Richmond:
Pros: What I like most about my job is that I can be me and it something that I really what to do.
Cons: There is no bad part about my job beside, it time consuming.

HVAC Technician in Salt Lake City:
"I like it a lot better than any other job Ive had."
Pros: The fact that it is a career, not just a job.
Cons: Working outside in the winter time.

HVAC Technician in Riyadh:
"Mechanical Maintenance Works."
Pros: HVAC work, AC installation, Split AC works.
Cons: Work delay.

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Key Stats for HVAC Technician

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 513 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects HVAC Technician Salaries

▲31%

▲22%

▲6%

National Average
$43,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect HVAC Technician Salaries

▲9%

▲7%



Customer Service
▲4%


HVAC
▲2%



Plumbing
▲1%

National Average
$43,000


Maintenance
▼3%

Residential
▼5%

Refrigeration
▼13%

Equipment Maintenance
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 513 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 35%