Do HVAC Technicians Make Good Money?

November 19, 2019

Not only does HVAC include a good salary, it’s one of the most rapidly growing careers in the U.S..

The average pay for HVAC techs was $47,619 in 2018, according to the newest report from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Thousands more techs will be required within the next 10 years—about 46,300 to be exact, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics projections.

Technicians will be required for new construction and smart climate-control systems. They’ll also be needed to upgrade or replace equipment to meet an increased need for energy efficiency and pollution reduction.

What Do HVAC Techs Do?

HVAC means heating, ventilation and air conditioning. It’s a an ideal career if you like mechanics, are patient and accomplished in critical thinking.

As a tech, you’ll work on equipment in residences and commercial places.

Some of your work may include:

  • Installing, cleaning and servicing equipment
  • Installing, repairing and replacing pieces
  • Inspecting and testing pieces and equipment

As an HVAC technician, you should be able to do your job in tight settings and extreme temperatures, since systems are often found outside.

man working with HVAC equipment

How Long Does it Take to Become an HVAC Technician?

To start, you’ll need a high school diploma or GED.

Classes to become an HVAC technician can be as short as six months or as lengthy as two years. Classes are available at technical/trade schools or community colleges.

Some companies might also require NATE certification, which helps further broaden your HVAC expertise and competencies.

You might also be able to pick up skills through an apprenticeship, which can last three to five years.

Once you’re done with training and get your first job, you may be paired with a more knowledgeable tech for additional hands-on learning.

How Much Does HVAC Training Cost?

Expenses can differ depending on which kind of classes you attend. You’ll also need to review expenses for books, materials and room and board, if you live on campus.

Here are average HVAC tuition costs collected by Midwest Technical Institute:

  • Technical/trade school: up to $15,000
  • Community college: around $5,000 every year
  • Apprenticeship: $500—$2,000

Interested in an HVAC Career at A2Z Air Inc?

HVAC techs are sought after nationwide and in Boynton Beach. Reach us at 561-270-6228 or send us a message to learn more about jobs with A2Z Air Inc.