Refrigeration Mechanic Salary

Men make up the majority of Refrigeration Mechanics in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $23.79 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in five lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Most Refrigeration Mechanics like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$37,527 - $78,083
$38K
$51K
$78K
MEDIAN: $50,881
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$15.60 - $34.08
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MEDIAN: $23.65
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$0$83K
Salary $37,527 - $78,083
Bonus $496.65 - $5,135
Profit Sharing $737
Commission $125.00
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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$36,154 - $83,247
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 42
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $15.60 - $34.08
Hourly Tips $0.03
Overtime $23.12 - $48.10
Annual Data $0$83K
Bonus $496.65 - $5,135
Commission $125.00
Profit Sharing $737
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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$36,154 - $83,247
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 288

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Job Description for Refrigeration Mechanic

Refrigeration mechanics work in a variety of facilities to repair, install, inspect, and maintain air conditioning and refrigeration appliances. These appliances may include exhaust systems, kitchen and food storage equipment, commercial grade washers and dryers, and heating systems. The day-to-day duties of refrigeration mechanics include checking for leaks in gas and refrigeration appliances, ensuring the movement and lubrication of bearings, and inspecting the condition of belts involved in appliances' motors. They assist other mechanics in their organization with electrical work, refrigeration and cooling unit installation, inspection and maintenance of gas lines and valves, and plumbing. Additionally, refrigeration mechanics are in charge of checking all electrical equipment to identify problems in control mechanisms, circuits, breakers, and valves. Depending on seniority, they may also supervise and train other mechanics. Most refrigeration mechanic positions are full time and may include benefits such as vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, and health benefits.

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Refrigeration Mechanic Tasks

  • Inspect, diagnose, maintain and repair refrigeration units.
  • Assist with selection, connection, and installation of refrigeration units.
  • Identify, order and install parts, new equipment or other needed items.
  • Interpret mechanical and construction diagrams to ensure safe set-up and operation of units.

Common Career Paths for Refrigeration Mechanic


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Many Refrigeration Mechanics move into a HVAC Refrigeration Technician role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. HVAC Refrigeration Technicians on average bring in a similar salary to Refrigeration Mechanics.

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Pay by Experience Level for Refrigeration Mechanic

Pay by Experience for a Refrigeration Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Refrigeration Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 127 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Refrigeration Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 80 salaries. An experienced Refrigeration Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 100 salaries. A Refrigeration Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 81 salaries.

Refrigeration Mechanic Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Refrigeration Mechanic?

Refrigeration Mechanic in Boston:
Pros: The city is great ! There's never a shortage of work .
Cons: Traffic is crazy in rush hour . Can take up to 45 -70 mins just to get across the city.

Refrigeration Mechanic in Columbia:
Learn the basics!!! Have some mechanical skills, and know how to read a wiring diagram.

Refrigeration Mechanic in Washington:
If you are going to work in this field wait until it is close to the end of you career to work for the government.

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Key Stats for Refrigeration Mechanic

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Refrigeration Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▲4%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
▼19%

Skills That Affect Refrigeration Mechanic Salaries

Equipment Maintenance
▲46%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▼0%

National Average
$52,000

Systems Troubleshooting
▼2%

System Repair
▼10%

Refrigeration
▼12%

Commercial
▼34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 21%
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