Arkansas HVAC Salary Information


Technicians who specializes in HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) works on installation, construction, design, maintenance, service, repair, modification of a product or of equipment in heating and air conditioning, ventilation, or process cooling or heating systems. In the state of Arkansas, there are six classifications of license for HVAC techs. Namely, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D, Class E and Class L. To get an HVAC license in Arkansas,  you must be at least 18 years old and must pass the state’s Board approved examination. The average HVAC technician salaries for job posting in Arkansas are found to be 1% lower than the average HVAC technician salaries for job postings nationwide.  According to the  U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database,  the approximate average salary for HVAC mechanics and technicians in Arkansas is  $37,680. In the US, HVAC techs are expected to have an average annual salary of $44,000 which could increase to $48,000 if an HVAC tech holds a license.

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According to US  Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, in terms of  employment level in HVAC occupation, Arkansas employment count is 2,360. The hourly mean wage for HVAC tech, based on this study which was conducted last May 2014, was found to be $17.27. In terms of percentile wages, 10 % of HVAC techs in Arkansas earns an annual salary of more than $51,120. The annual wage estimates also shows that 25% earn less than $42,280( 75% earn more than $42,280); 50% earn less than $35,290;(50% earn more than $35,290); and 75% earn less than $28,640 (25% earn more than $28,640). In every 1000 people employed in Arkansas, 2 of these are working in HVAC industry.

If you wish to work as an HVAC tech in “The Natural State”,  HVAC Journeyman can earn as much as  $39,000 a year. For those of you who wish to work as HVAC Maintenance Technician Handyperson expect to earn an annual salary of $28,000. Commercial HVAC technician aids commercial buildings to maintain its HVAC systems and ensures that the indoor work environment is comfortable and safe to anyone who stays in the building. In Arkansas, Commercial HVAC techs can earn as much as $48,000 annually. If you wish to focus on Temperature control as an HVAC tech in Arkansas, expect to have a yearly salary of $38,000. However, if you opt become HVAC Technician Installer in Arkansas, expect to earn a lesser yearly salary of $31,000. As someone who choose a career in the field of  HVAC, you can also work as a Field Service Electrician; in Arkansas they earn as much as $104,000. Since nowadays there’s already an increasing demand of installation and maintenance of HVAC technology in residential spaces, working as a Residential HVAC Service Technician in Arkansas can be a good idea. During a study on July 13, 2015, it was found out that this type of HVAC techs can earn as much as $50,000 annually.


In general, as an HVAC tech will progress and more experience will be gained in this trade, it is expected that more money will be earned. Aside from years of experience, demand of higher salary rate are also expected for those HVAC techs that specializes on highly specialized industries (e.g. Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing, Natural Gas Distribution, Educational Support Services and Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution)  in HVAC since there’s a fewer competition on this niche and a higher HVAC education and training is needed  before one can pursue a career on this type of HVAC industries. If you think that a career in HVAC could give you a fair compensation, stable job and work fulfillment, then this industry could be  custom-built for you!