HVAC technicians are in high demand and the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that they earn a median wage of $47,610 per year.
However, HVAC techs in the top 10% of earners make over $80,000 per year and those in the bottom 10% make less than $30,000.
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HVAC Technician Salaries by State
While HVAC technicians make a comfortable living, their salaries can vary widely depending on their geographic location. The table below shows the average annual salary for HVAC technicians in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia.
-District of Columbia: $57,060
Idaho :$36900 llinois :$48870 Indiana39350 iowa39530 kansas33470 kentucky36870 Louisiana40010 Maine42700 maryland52730 Massachusetts53760 Michigan43500 Minnesota45980 Mississippi37820 Missouri42390 Montana37100 Nebraska38210 Nevada46700 new Hampshire52950 New Jersey56560 New Mexico42410 New York51670 North Carolina41740 North Dakota36740 Ohio40550 Oklahoma35660 Oregon46570 Pennsylvania45780 Rhode Island52880 south carolina40070 south dakota36450 tennessee38610 texas38540 Utah38730 Vermont52390 Virginia45810 Washington48700 west virginia39990 wisconsin43070 wyoming41450
HVAC Technician Salaries by City
While HVAC technicians make a good living, their salaries can vary greatly depending on their experience, education, and location. In general, the more populous the city they work in, the higher their salary will be. Here is a list of average HVAC technician salaries by city:
-Atlanta, GA: $43,480
-Boston, MA: $48,030
-Chicago, IL: $50,370
-Dallas, TX: $42,140
-Houston, TX: $39,290
-Los Angeles, CA: $52,530
-New York City: $56,710
-Philadelphia, PA: $49 520
-Washington D.C.: $51,760
HVAC Technician Salaries by Industry
The average salary for an HVAC Technician is $16.91 per hour in the United States. Salary estimates are based on 1,813 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by HVAC Technician employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. The typical tenure for an HVAC Technician is 1-3 years.
HVAC Technician Salaries by Experience Level
HVAC technicians generally fall into one of three categories: entry-level, journeyman, or master. The following table provides an overview of HVAC technician salaries by experience level, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Entry-level HVAC Technician Salaries
The median annual salary for entry-level HVAC technicians was $35,920 in May 2019. The lowest 10% earned less than $26,430, and the highest 10% earned more than $49,410.
Journeyman HVAC Technician Salaries
The median annual salary for journeyman HVAC technicians was $48,730 in May 2019. The lowest 10% earned less than $36,130, and the highest 10% earned more than $66,540.
Master HVAC Technician Salaries
The median annual salary for master HVAC technicians was $58,770 in May 2019. The lowest 10% earned less than $42,490, and the highest 10% earned more than $79,280.