The average annual salary for an HVAC technician was $43,640 as of 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The lowest 10 percent of HVAC technicians made an average of $27,330, and the highest 10 percent made an average of $68,990.
HVAC technicians are also referred to as HVAC mechanics and installers. They work on the parts of a building that control heat, air conditioning and ventilation. Working as an HVAC technician is a highly technical career, and most employers prefer employees who have a post-secondary education and a license. This is a career that is growing faster than average, and the job outlook for HVAC technicians over the next decade is expected to be good.