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

$18.67
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$968
Bonus
$1,200
Commission
$1,958
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer is $18.67.
10%
$13.04
10%
$18.67
50%
$28.57
90%
90%
MEDIAN $18.67
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United States (change)
Hourly Rate
$13 - $29
Bonus
$191 - $4,740
Profit Sharing
$198 - $6,183
Commission
$30 - $10,204
Total Pay
$27,928 - $64,557

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Job Description for Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer

The top respondents for the job title Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer are from the companies Air Conditioning Company, Service Experts and Comfort Systems Usa Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Air Comfort, Inc. where the average pay is $24.49. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Design Mechanical and Comfort Systems Usa Inc, earning around $23.96 and $23.50, 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 $19.00 and $21.68, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer
HVAC Service Technician
HVAC Installer
HVAC Technician
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer

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 $14.42 based on 93 salaries. An early career Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.82 based on 952 salaries. A mid-career Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.19 based on 445 salaries. An experienced Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic / Installer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.42 based on 495 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 24.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (23.2% more) and Cincinnati, Ohio (8.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (10.4% less), Phoenix, Arizona (10.3% less) and Houston, Texas (0.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,349 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.0%
Early Career
40.5%
Mid Career
18.9%
Experienced
21.1%
Late Career
15.5%