The average hourly pay for an HVAC Technician with Systems Troubleshooting skills in Houston, Texas is $22.25.
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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 Skills for HVAC Technician
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Commercial are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Troubleshooting and System Repair.
Pay by Experience Level for HVAC Technician
An early career HVAC Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.20 based on 22 salaries. A mid-career HVAC Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.43 based on 17 salaries. An experienced HVAC Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.00 based on 10 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with HVAC Technician in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 13.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Phoenix, Arizona (7.4% more) and Chicago, Illinois (1.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (19.1% less), Atlanta, Georgia (12.1% less) and Dallas, Texas (4.2% less).
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