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HVAC Wage Scale- hourly/yearly

South Dakota
Nebraska
Montana
Colorado
United States

South Dakota
Nebraska
Montana
Colorado
United States

$35.00
$30.00
$25.00
$20.00
$15.00
$10.00
$5.00

South Dakota
Nebraska

Highest Yearly Average

Highest Hourly Average


hourly/10% of workers hourly/median
12.95 17.05
11.96 19.04
11.18 17.88
13.22 20.04
12.19 19.08

yearly/10% of workers yearly/median


26900 35500
24900 39600
23200 37000
27500 41700
25400 39700

Hourly Wages

Montana
Colorado
United States

=AVERAGE(B31,D10,D11,D12,D13,D14)

=AVERAGE(D3,D4,D5,D6,D7)
hourly/90% of workers
23.68
30.91
25.23
30.97
30.59

yearly/90% of workers
49200
64300
52500
64400
63600

$70,000

$60,000

$50,000
hourly/10% of workers $40,000
hourly/median
$30,000
hourly/90% of workers
$20,000

$10,000


South Dakota Nebraska

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Yearly Wages

Nebraska Montana Colorado United States


Yearly Wages

yearly/10% of workers
yearly/median
yearly/90% of workers
HVAC Wage Scale- hourly/yearly
hourly/10% of workers hourly/median
South Dakota $ 12.95 $ 17.05
Nebraska $ 11.96 $ 19.04
Montana $ 11.18 $ 17.88
Colorado $ 13.22 $ 20.04
United States $ 12.19 $ 19.08

yearly/10% of workers yearly/median


South Dakota $ 26,900 $ 35,500
Nebraska $ 24,900 $ 39,600
Montana $ 23,200 $ 37,000
Colorado $ 27,500 $ 41,700
United States $ 25,400 $ 39,700

$35.00
$30.00 Hourly Wages
$25.00
$20.00
$15.00 hourly/10% of workers
$10.00 hourly/median
$5.00 hourly/90% of workers

South
Nebraska
Dakota Montana
Colorado
United
States

Highest Yearly Average $ 58,800

Highest Hourly Average $ 28.28


hourly/90% of workers
$ 23.68
$ 30.91
$ 25.23
$ 30.97
$ 30.59

yearly/90% of workers
$ 49,200
$ 64,300
$ 52,500
$ 64,400
$ 63,600

$70,000
rly Wages $60,000 Yearly
$50,000 Wages
$40,000
hourly/10% of workers $30,000 yearly/10% of workers
hourly/median $20,000 yearly/median
hourly/90% of workers $10,000 yearly/90% of workers

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CIS 101 RESEARCH REPORT

Prepared for David Kamppman 

Prepared by Jake Suurmeier 

HVAC 

April 20, 2010 
Behind the Scenes of Heating and Cooling 

One major problem when it comes to HVAC technicians is that, it’s not how good

of work that they do. It’s how fast and quickly they can repair your furnace or air

conditioner. It doesn’t matter what sort of challenges and test that this certain individual

had to take, to become such a good technician.   HVAC technicians do a wide variety of 

different work, such as troubleshooting and also the repair of HVAC units including electronic and 

mechanical components. Install, maintain and repair heating, ventilating and air conditioning 

equipment and systems to optimize energy use. In the first year of Southeast Technical Institute, 

we deal with the residential side of heating and cooling.  Whether it be from the installation of a 

brand new Coleman Air Conditioner, too the troubleshooting of a broken down oil burning 

furnace that is out in the middle of no were.  Brazing and soldering copper tubing together 

without having any leaks is almost imposible on your first few tries.   Also you have to test pipe or 

copper tubing connections for leaks, using pressure gauge or soap­and­water solution.  Too the 

testing of bad components with a Volt meter, and being able to have the hands to manipulate 

things into place when your in a tight spot.  And while doing all of this you have to make sure that 

everything that you have installed and worked on meets the factories standards and also the City 

Of Sioux Falls Ordinance codes

  On the other hand working conditions for HVAC techs is not the most ideal of locations at 

times, it usually consists of dirty, dusty and cramped spaces; tucked up in a crawl space that is 

way to small for anybody to be crawling in.  Also in the winter times its freezing cold when that 

customer calls complaining she has no heat and its an emergency.  In the summer time it 

extremely hot outside when that good old air conditioner decides to take a crap on you.  But in 
the end of it all you are the one that provides each and every customer the comfort they deserve 

on them hot days.  One good thing about being in this field is that you have the chance to get to 

know a wide variety of different people, different cultures and also different beliefs on our prices!

Those who are just starting their careers may expect wages at the lower end of the distribution, 

near the 10th or 25th percentile, and those with more experience and education may expect 

wages near the 75th or 90th percentile.

 But in the end knowing the principles and processes it takes to make a customer happy, it 

will take you very far in a career and also as a friend and a co­worker. 
REFRENCES

U.S Department Of Labor. “Wage Information.” April 19, 2010.  

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