$44,736
Avg. Salary
$19.33
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,033

Bonus

$1,500

Profit Sharing

$3,007

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an HVAC Technician is $19.33 per hour.

The average pay for an HVAC Technician is $44,736 per year.

$12.93
10%
$19.33
50%
$29.54
90%
MEDIAN $19.33
$29k
10%
$45k
50%
$72k
90%
MEDIAN $44,736
$28,793 - $71,991
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$0$71K
Salary $28,793 - $71,991
Bonus $255 - $4,885
Profit Sharing $196 - $6,128
Commission $485 - $10,241
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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$28,151 - $68,007
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 870
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $12.93 - $29.54
Hourly Tips $0.04 - $1.26
Overtime $19.55 - $44.70
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $255 - $4,885
Commission $485 - $10,241
Profit Sharing $196 - $6,128
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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$28,151 - $68,007
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,856

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for HVAC Technician


Many HVAC Technicians can be found at The Trane Company, Sears Holdings Corporation, One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating, Comfort Systems Usa Inc, and Air Comfort, Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. For HVAC Technicians, comfortable salaries can be found at ABM Industries, Inc.; in fact, median earnings sit around $62K, the highest in the area. The Trane Company, Mechanical Air Service, and One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating also offer top salaries for HVAC Technicians. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $58K, $51K, and $46K, respectively.

Workers at Air Comfort, Inc., Sears Holdings Corporation, and Comfort Systems Usa Inc also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $39K, $40K, and $44K respectively.

Common Career Paths for HVAC Technician


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Though not the most common occurrence, HVAC Technicians sometimes become HVAC Service Managers, where the average income is $65K per year. More often than not, a HVAC Mechanic role is the next step for HVAC Technicians moving up in the field. HVAC Mechanics usually make $44K per year. Many other HVAC Technicians choose to take on a HVAC Maintenance Technician role, where salaries are typically $39K.

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Popular Skills for HVAC Technician


HVAC Technicians report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Controls, Commercial, Customer Service, and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 11 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Equipment Maintenance, Refrigeration, and Residential. The majority of those who know Maintenance also know Troubleshooting and Systems Troubleshooting.

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: $42,772

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

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for HVAC Technicians, 27 percent above the national average. HVAC Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+24 percent), Denver (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), and San Diego (+8 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, San Antonio is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Atlanta and Austin also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

HVAC Technician Advice

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

HVAC Technician in Port Jefferson:
"That they paid time and a half for overtime not straight tim."
Check with everthing you're employer provides before starting work.

HVAC Technician in Tavares:
"Just want to be paid fair to my perfomance."
Pros: Learning something new every day and love the field.
Cons: Being underpaid for my skills.

HVAC Technician in Somerville:
"Seasonal Hrs."
Summer and winter months your work week will be 40-65 hrs a week and between those seasons your hrs can be as low as 20hrs a week.

HVAC Technician in Milford:
"Learning how to run a business."
Pros: Im learning property management as well as my trade.
Cons: Boss is very strict and does not value my opinion.

HVAC Technician in Austin:
"Not enough hours, overpricing the customer, corporate cultur."
Pros: Helping the people when they needed help.
Cons: Corporate setting, overpricing the customer, not steady working hours.

HVAC Technician in Salt Lake City:
"HVAC Technician."
Go to school and get good training and then use that to your advantage to build upon after getting employment. Also know that it is an ever learning process with plenty of tech support in the field.

HVAC Technician in San Diego:
"Summary Of Day To Day."
Daily basis duties include plant check, check rooms, fix problems if found during check, change filters, checking electrical components on machines then troubleshooting and fixing.

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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 857 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects HVAC Technician Salaries

▲32%

▲23%

▲6%

National Average
$43,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect HVAC Technician Salaries

▲10%

▲8%


Customer Service
▲5%



HVAC
▲3%

Plumbing
▲2%




National Average
$43,000

Maintenance
▼3%

Residential
▼5%

Refrigeration
▼13%

Equipment Maintenance
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 857 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 34%