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What is an HVAC Technician?

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technicians install and troubleshoot those systems. HVAC technicians, installers, and designers are needed in every industry.

How Much Money Do HVAC Technicians Make?

On average, HVAC technicians and installers can expect to earn about $45,000/year with room to climb. This is a career with a real, positive effect on peoples’ lives, so it’s fulfilling in many ways.

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Potential Salary80%
80%

Many experienced HVAC mechanics and designers make over $60,000/year*

Average Salary70%
70%

Average salary for HVAC mechanics in South Carolina is $45,240

Starting Salary60%
60%

Starting salary for HVAC mechanics and installers is around $36,000

Degree Requirement90%
90%

HVAC jobs require only a certificate; no degree needed

Time Commitment90%
90%

Earn an HVAC Installer Certificate in only 1 semester

Job Availability80%
80%

Around 6000 HVAC jobs exist in South Carolina alone

Job Security100%
100%

This career path has a very high 15% predicted growth rate through 2026*

Salary info and other data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and PayScale.com
* Denotes info based on nation-wide statistics

Training

HVAC Systems Design Certificate

3 Classes (9 Total Credit Hours)
$45K/Year Starting Salary

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HVAC Service Technician Certificate

6 Classes (19 Total Credit Hours)
$40K/Year Starting Salary

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HVAC Installer Certificate

5 Classes (12 Total Credit Hours)
$36K/Year Starting Salary

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