NATE Certification

NATE Certification Salary Expectations

HVAC technicians can earn better salaries with a NATE Certification.

NATE Certification Salary Expectations

If you’re an HVAC professional, you may be debating whether it is worth it for you to achieve an HVAC certification, such as NATE. Because HVAC work primarily focuses on the health and safety of citizens, education and experience are critical characteristics for any HVAC technician. A technician who has pursued NATE Certification, therefore, demonstrates a serious commitment to the industry and will likely receive a greater salary than a regular HVAC technician.

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Most HVAC technicians earn between $40,000-$66,000 annually, depending on prior work experience and certifications achieved. Those who have achieved NATE Certification typically receive salaries on the higher end of the scale, while those who do not pursue such a valued industry credential receive less. The following chart from Indeed.com shows what you could be making as a NATE certified service technician:

nate certified technician salary

Research has shown that 88% of consumers prefer technicians who are certified. It is becoming increasingly rare to see a technician without an HVAC certification, but there are still a few out there. To stay competitive in the industry, and to reap the benefits of a higher salary, professionals should consider enrolling in Everblue’s HVAC training so they can achieve NATE Certification.

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About Lesley Cowie

Lesley has been passionately advocating for and working with green building and renewable energy since 2009. She has experience with LEED certification, home energy auditing, blower door testing, solar energy, and more. She holds many certifications, including LEED Green Associate and NABCEP Certification. Her work has won numerous awards over the past decade.


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