HVAC Pay in the news: No surprise to us!
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 13 of 36
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    831

    HVAC Pay in the news: No surprise to us!

    eventu rerum stolidi didicere magistro

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    6,959
    They're on the low end of salary in my opinion.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    831
    Probably an average of all levels, 1st year and 30 year, Florida and New york. Still think were underpaid for what we do versus teachers accountants, etc people with professional degrees. should have worked harder in school.
    eventu rerum stolidi didicere magistro

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    1,347
    Wow!!!!
    Who is making that much?

    High Rollers
    I STARTED WITH NOTHING, AND I STILL HAVE MOST OF IT!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Coming to a town near you soon
    Posts
    774
    Quote Originally Posted by allstar08 View Post
    Wow!!!!
    Who is making that much?

    High Rollers
    I second that. Big Ballas.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Anytown USA
    Posts
    2,053
    Quote Originally Posted by Senior Tech View Post
    They're on the low end of salary in my opinion.
    thats right!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Columbia, Mo GO, TIGERS
    Posts
    899
    when the article talks about "cost of parts, transportation, and overhead" it seems they are lumping in the shop owners in their goofball article.

    in this town, three shops have closed in the last year, so apparently some of the owners aren't doing so hot. well, actually, at one place they closed owing to the death of the owner, so all his hands joined those already in the game of musical chairs after RNC shut down.

    have been looking for a job for a while. get the refrain, "we are slow" all over the place. usually a quick glance around makes a feller think they are telling the truth. (so I guess by the end of this week I will have an app on file everywhere in town. after that, I guess you progressively expand the search radius. or apprentice in a life of crime, become a mountain man, Somali pirate, welfare bum, beach bum, ski bum, or who knows?)

    I have seen senior techs I know painting the shop office, sweeping the floors, and washing the vans. they told me one place I had just missed seeing the parking lot being pressure-washed. (boy, it looked nice) so I can appreciate the owners' dilemma.

    I notice the parking lots at the parts houses are usually empty. one place laid off everyone but two and they are working 6 hours a day. at least they only have to drive in four days a week now, so at least that was considerate of management letting them get their hours that way, save some fuel.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    The South
    Posts
    555
    Hey Foresters make 14K more- mom and dad were right,I should have been a logger.Could have been on tv too....
    GO DAWGS!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Southeast, GA / Jacksonville, FL
    Posts
    263
    Here in florida that number seems about right (a little low).

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Coming to a town near you soon
    Posts
    774
    It seems like a generic number to me. Does it include all the overtime we put in, or does that number include benefits. I would also like them to deduct the cost of tools out of that number too.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Rapid City, SD
    Posts
    7,414
    That number around here seems on the high end, but achievable. To make that around here you have to be very very good and in with the right company. The 2nd one is more important than the 1st.

    Course... there are a few over paid SOB's like myself that beat that number... but are still broke lol
    "If you call that hard work, a koala’s life would look heroic."

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    central america
    Posts
    157
    Are side jobs included in that number? little low for good mechanic with strong electrical backround.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Nova-Scotia, Canada
    Posts
    271
    Up here a good rate is t $30/hr. 60-70k is not out of reach.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Comfortech Show Promo Image

Related Forums

Plumbing Talks | Contractor Magazine
Forums | Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine
Comfortech365 Virtual Event