These days, more high school graduates are opting not to take a regular 4-year course at a university after their college. This is because there has been an observed trend that those who enter the technical field are able to find more stable work, and subsequently they will be able to start earning faster than their peers. This boom in the professional technical field is also in part thanks to the recent recession, which saw the laying off of thousands in corporate jobs. These Americans then found sustenance in the technical field, where jobs are plenty and their skills, indispensible and important no matter the economic situation.
Technical jobs like HVAC technicians are a smart choice financially. Not only does training last for half the time than regular university degrees, thus saving the student a lot in tuition fees, the starting salary is also reasonable and earned much faster. There is no shortage of work for HVAC technicians in the state because they work with equipment found in homes, buildings, offices, residential condos and commercial facilities. HVAC technicians receive a competitive salary package and benefits even if they are working freelance.
In the state of Connecticut, HVAC technicians earn much higher than the national projected average. A worker can earn $46,000 annually on the average, with this figure varying with experience and specialization. This also does not include the benefits they are entitled to. Below are some of the common specializations or variations of HVAC professionals, and their projected salaries.
Residential Service Technician
These types of HVAC technicians work almost exclusively in homes and residential buildings, ensuring the smooth operations and efficiency of ventilation and air conditioning machines. They earn about $50,000 annually, higher than both the national and state average for people working in this field.
HVAC Controls Technician
HVAC Controls technicians, on the other hand are in charge of maintaining HVAC control systems, building automation control systems, and energy management control systems. Since they are more experienced, they earn $58,000 annually plus benefits, making people from this class one of the more higher-paid HVAC professionals.