The average hourly pay for an HVAC Technician is $19.65.
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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. HVAC technicians may work on installing the equipment needed for heating and cooling in a building; this typically involves reading the blueprints and preparing the building for installatio…Read more
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.
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Popular Employer Salaries for HVAC Technician
The top respondents for the job title HVAC Technician are from the companies The Trane Company, Jones Lang LaSalle and HVAC Solutions, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Jones Lang LaSalle where the average pay is $25.50. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Trane Company and U.S. Air Force (USAF), earning around $23.59 and $20.00, respectively. Air Conditioning Company pays the lowest at around $15.36. HVAC Solutions, Inc. and One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $18.00 and $19.49, respectively.
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Popular Skills for HVAC Technician
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Skills in System Repair, Troubleshooting, Systems Troubleshooting and Commercial are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Maintenance.
Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Technician
An entry-level HVAC Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.87 based on 277 salaries. An early career HVAC Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.97 based on 2,288 salaries. A mid-career HVAC Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.22 based on 1,157 salaries. An experienced HVAC Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.59 based on 1,136 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $26.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with HVAC Technician in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 32.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (27.6% more) and Dallas, Texas (1.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (14.0% less), Austin, Texas (3.3% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (1.5% less).
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