Average Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer Hourly Pay

$18.53
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$962
Bonus
$1,750
Commission
$1,500
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer is $18.53.
10%
$13.20
MEDIAN
$18.53
90%
$28.12
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $28
Bonus
$196 - $3,616
Profit Sharing
$199 - $6,040
Commission
$30 - $10,175
Total Pay
$28,074 - $62,722

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Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer Tasks
  • Install heating, air conditioning, ventilation, and refrigeration equipment to company standards.
  • Assemble and connect equipment, thermostats, timers, and other accessories.
  • Interpret instructions, designs, and schematics.
  • Communicate with clients, setting expectations, and delivering quality customer service.
  • Test systems and diagnose installation problems to ensure products perform at specifications.

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The top respondents for the job title Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer are from the companies Air Conditioning Company, Service Experts and Air Comfort, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Air Comfort, Inc. where the average pay is $23.97. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Design Mechanical and One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating, earning around $23.96 and $22.50, respectively. Air Conditioning Company pays the lowest at around $15.00. Quality Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. and Service Experts also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $20.00 and $20.69, respectively.

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Skills in Systems Troubleshooting, HVAC System Design, System Repair, Pipe Welding and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is above average.

An entry-level Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.53 based on 106 salaries. An early career Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.26 based on 1,136 salaries. A mid-career Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.37 based on 494 salaries. An experienced Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.55 based on 501 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Employees with Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer in their job title in Denver, Colorado earn an average of 21.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New Orleans, Louisiana (7.7% more) and West Palm Beach, Florida (6.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (8.7% less), Greensboro, North Carolina (6.7% less) and Virginia Beach, Virginia (5.9% less).

This data is based on 2,593 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.1%
Early Career
43.8%
Mid Career
19.1%
Experienced
19.3%
Late Career
13.7%