The Essential HVAC Salary Guide for 2022

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If you’re looking to hire an HVAC professional to join your team, you probably have some questions about what to pay them. To help you, we’ve put together the essential HVAC salary guide with up-to-date, crowdsourced data courtesy of Payscale. Below, you will find HVAC salary information based on national averages, years of experience, job title, and geographic location.

How much do HVAC techs and managers make in the United States?

There are a few factors that will affect the salary you pay your HVAC technicians. Things to ask yourself include:

  • How much do HVAC technicians make in the state where they live?
  • How much experience does the HVAC technician you’re looking to hire have?
  • How much does an HVAC technician or manager earn on average in the U.S.?
  • HVAC technicians earn $49,535 per year on average
  • An HVAC tech’s hourly rate is $20.29 on average
  • HVAC service managers earn $72,899 per year on average
  • HVAC technicians start at $36,614 per year on average

HVAC Average Salary in the U.S.

|  Detailed Breakdown

To help you better understand how to determine what you pay your employees, we have provided a detailed breakdown of HVAC salaries by state and by years of experience.


Use this information to ensure you are paying fair wages in your state to help attract and retain top performers.

Jessica Bannister of Cam Cool Refrigeration
Jessica Bannister of Cam Cool Refrigeration
Cam Cool Refrigeration Port Coquitlam, BC

State-by-state average HVAC technician salaries

Where your HVAC technician or manager works will affect their average income. To illustrate, HVAC technicians working in California earn $55,706 on average, whereas HVAC technicians earn $48,189 in Texas and $43,865 in Florida.

Average Salary by State (USD)

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  • $56,000-$59,000
  • $52,000-$55,999
  • $48,000-$51,999
  • $44,000-$47,999
  • $40,000-$43,999

HVAC technician salaries by years of experience

HVAC service technician salaries increase as they earn experience. Here are national averages based on their levels of experience.

Average Salary by Experience (USD)

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< 3 yrs
$36,614
3-5 yrs
$44,743
6-9 yrs
$50,037
10-16 yrs
$55,178
17+ yrs
$61,101

HVAC salaries by job title

HVAC salaries increase as they move into management roles. Here are the national averages for both HVAC service technicians and managers.

Average Salary by Job Title (USD)
HVAC Service Technician
$49,535
HVAC Service Manager
$72,899

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