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  1. #1
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    Hmm

    I just received my w2 for 2004 and I made right under 39k as a service/sales tech for residential and light comm. I been in the trade about 4.5 yrs. I am epa certified (universal) and a Nate ace tech, and work in the Houston area. To me it seems kind of low so now I am curious to know what other techs make.

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    I don't know how it was in Houston this year, but here in the DFW area, we had the mildest summer ever. I had one week where I worked something like 54 hours, but most of the rest of the summer I was barely getting over 40 hours a week. I'm guaranteed a minimum of 30 hours pay a week, so the slow season doesn't hurt me much.

    39k doesn't sound to bad at all. My W2 has $41,699 on it that Uncle Sam knows about, and I have 12 years of residential and light commercial experience, 9 of it service.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Move to my area and you'd likely be among the highest paid around.

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    of the guys that work for me, the lowest was in the mid 80's

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    Originally posted by flange
    of the guys that work for me, the lowest was in the mid 80's
    Doing what?
    Live each day like it is your last, for one day you will be right!

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    Originally posted by hvac r us 2
    Originally posted by flange
    of the guys that work for me, the lowest was in the mid 80's
    Doing what?
    And where, and how many hours a day?

    Depending on where it is, that may not be a lot of money once you adjust for living expenses. I also like having lots of free time.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

  7. #7
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    After taxes, and the wife I made $8.42

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    Mattm; Could you lend me 8.41 for a starbucks coffee ??
    "Nothing else can poison our culture, corrupt our society or ruin the character of our people like unearned money or unearned opportunity." -- James R. Cook

    "Fooling around with alternating current is just a waste of time. Nobody will use it, ever." Thomas Edison, 1889.

  9. #9
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    Hmm

    I made 80M in 2004, the most I ever made. But it took almost 500 hours OT to do that. I missed a lot of time with my boy's and my father. The wife liked the money, and the dog's barked at me when I came home! The 2004 revised tax rate schedule says I am in the 25% bracket now. I will post the bad news later. Hey Mark, the work was fairly easy but no spare time this past year. I was saying to my self, "Make the money while you can." Roy

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    Originally posted by oroy54
    I made 80M in 2004,
    Dang Roy, 80 million bucks in one year. Are you guys hiring?

    And VMC, NO you can't have money for Starbucks. Buy Kroger brand like I do.

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    Talking mattm

    You know what I mean. I think your just messing with me again. Let's have fun! I still think you are full of crap!

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    OROY54; Mattm didn't know you ment before tax, it ends up around 54 mil. after right.

    Mattm; Fine i'll just keep drinking dunkin donuts coffee 1.65 a cup medium, I was hoping to try starbucks you cheap bastard. Sorry I didn't mean that I just haven't had a coffee in a while sorry again.
    "Nothing else can poison our culture, corrupt our society or ruin the character of our people like unearned money or unearned opportunity." -- James R. Cook

    "Fooling around with alternating current is just a waste of time. Nobody will use it, ever." Thomas Edison, 1889.

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    commercial and industrial hvac, controls etc. average pay is around 75k, but the boys are real good and do work some ot.

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