HVAC Service Technician

Average Salary Range: $72,000 - $116,000*

HVAC service technicians are responsible for system and equipment:

  • Installation
  • Maintenance
  • Service

As part of a typical day on the job, HVAC service technicians may be asked to repair air conditioners, maintain HVAC systems, and address any other issues that could affect indoor air quality systems. A career as an HVAC service technician requires knowledge of related equipment and their functions, diagnostic training, and the recording of maintenance logs.

Key Skills

The HVAC service technician job is ideal for someone who is:

  • Proficient in electrical and mechanical diagnostics
  • An excellent communicator
  • Knowledgeable about HVAC systems and equipment
  • Able to think quickly and troubleshoot system issues


  • Prior experience
  • Must be able to service commercial equipment
  • CFC, NATE, Journeyman, Masters License is a plus
  • Must have industry standard hand tools
  • Excellent customer skills
  • Must be motivated
  • Neat and professional
  • Drug free / clean background check
  • Valid driver’s license / clean driving record
  • Must follow all company policies and procedures

Typical Benefits (may vary)

  • Paid time off
  • Opportunity to learn additional skills as well as upward mobility
  • Two weeks of vacation after one year of service
  • Medical, dental, life, vision, disability and 401(k) available after one month
  • Flexible spending account to help you and your family pay for medical expenses

Wages/Average Annual Base Compensation*

  • $72,000 to $116,000 base wages depending on geography
  • $75,400 to $218,000 base wages including benefits depending on geography

*SMACNA Wages Database

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