How Much Does A HVAC Technician Make?

HVAC technicians are responsible for installing, maintaining and fixing heating and air conditioning as well as refrigeration systems. This is one of the best careers to go into for those who are interested in tinkering with electrical equipment but don’t want to go through the lengthy training that engineers undergo.

The profession pays decent living wages and is set to have a positive employment outlook in the next few years.

Average HVAC Technician Annual Salary

$48,320

The average annual salary for hvac technicians is $48,320 a year. Salaries start at $28,440 a year and go up to $73,350 a year.

Average HVAC Technician Hourly Wage

$23.23

The average hourly wage for a hvac technician is $23.23. Hourly wages were between $13.67 and $35.26 an hour.

Stats were based out of 294,730 employed hvac technicians in the United States.

Does Your Pay Depend On Your Experience?

Executive HVAC Technician

$73,350/year $35.26/hour

(Top 10% of HVAC Technicians)


Senior HVAC Technician

$58,960/year $28.35/hour

(Top 25% of HVAC Technicians)


Mid Level HVAC Technician

$45,910/year $22.07/hour

(Median)


Junior HVAC Technician

$35,440/year $17.04/hour

(Bottom 25% of HVAC Technicians)


Entry Level HVAC Technician

$28,440/year $13.67/hour

(Bottom 10% of HVAC Technicians)


HVAC Technician Average Salary Comparison

Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$67k / year
$32 / hour
Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$62k / year
$30 / hour
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$56k / year
$27 / hour
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$56k / year
$27 / hour
Wind Turbine Service Technicians
$54k / year
$26 / hour
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$54k / year
$26 / hour
Millwrights
$53k / year
$25 / hour
Commercial Divers
$53k / year
$25 / hour
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
$51k / year
$24 / hour
Medical Equipment Repairers
$50k / year
$24 / hour

Top 10 Highest Paying States For HVAC Technicians

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities For HVAC Technicians

HVAC Technician Salary By State

Rank State Hourly Rate Annual Salary
#1 District of Columbia $32.32 $67,230
#2 Hawaii $32.12 $66,820
#3 Alaska $30.59 $63,620
#4 North Dakota $29.05 $60,420
#5 New Jersey $28.08 $58,420
#6 Illinois $27.53 $57,250
#7 Massachusetts $27.46 $57,110
#8 Washington $27.42 $57,020
#9 Connecticut $27.28 $56,750
#10 New York $26.76 $55,650
#11 Maryland $26.36 $54,830
#12 California $26.32 $54,750
#13 Colorado $26.05 $54,190
#14 Nevada $25.82 $53,710
#15 Minnesota $25.54 $53,130
#16 Rhode Island $25.31 $52,640
#17 Delaware $25.12 $52,260
#18 Oregon $24.51 $50,980
#19 Iowa $24.09 $50,100
#20 New Hampshire $24.06 $50,050
#21 Pennsylvania $23.87 $49,650
#22 Vermont $23.71 $49,310
#23 Kansas $23.69 $49,280
#24 Wisconsin $23.49 $48,850
#25 Virginia $23.35 $48,560
#26 Utah $23.32 $48,500
#27 Missouri $23.30 $48,470
#28 Montana $23.02 $47,880
#29 Michigan $22.90 $47,640
#30 Nebraska $22.88 $47,590
#31 Wyoming $22.50 $46,800
#32 Ohio $22.42 $46,640
#33 Maine $22.38 $46,540
#34 Arizona $22.08 $45,920
#35 South Dakota $22.08 $45,930
#36 Oklahoma $21.81 $45,360
#37 Louisiana $21.51 $44,740
#38 Indiana $21.18 $44,060
#39 Texas $21.18 $44,050
#40 Georgia $21.14 $43,960
#41 Tennessee $20.81 $43,280
#42 Kentucky $20.60 $42,850
#43 North Carolina $20.33 $42,300
#44 South Carolina $20.25 $42,110
#45 Virgin Islands $20.06 $41,730
#46 New Mexico $20.05 $41,710
#47 Idaho $19.58 $40,720
#48 Florida $19.55 $40,660
#49 Alabama $19.03 $39,590
#50 Mississippi $18.20 $37,850
#51 West Virginia $18.11 $37,670
#52 Arkansas $18.02 $37,470
#53 Guam $17.69 $36,790
#54 Puerto Rico $11.38 $23,660

Data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Career Spotlight: Hvac Technician

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