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Air Conditioning Unit Tester Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$43,038 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Air Conditioning Unit Tester is $43,038 a year and $21 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Air Conditioning Unit Tester is between $32,356 and $51,928. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Tests efficiency of heating and air-conditioning equipment under simulated operating conditions: connects heating and air-conditioning equipment to facilities, such as heating units, waterlines, and spray devices to set up controlled temperature and moisture conditions.
  • Constructs cardboard air ducts and other accessories for use in testing equipment.
  • Couples gauges and instruments to system and starts equipment.
  • Observes and records readings of instruments, such as thermometers, psychrometers, thermocouples, air flowmeters, voltmeters, ammeters, and pressure and draft gauges.
  • Informs supervisor of unusual noise and instrument readings during operation of equipment.
  • May plot instrument reading data.
Air Conditioning Unit Tester Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Job family population: 537,500

Estimated population of Air Conditioning Unit Tester jobs: 1,688

Rate of error: 0.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Air Conditioning Unit Tester Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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Sears Home Services
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Abbott Laboratories
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Apr 15
Chicago, IL, USA
Williams Stoker Heating
We specialize in steam and hot water boilers in multi-unit buildings but deal with many different ... MUST have experience with Boiler diagnostics / repair or HVAC diagnostic, repair experience Install ...
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Mar 1
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Wisconsin Fuel & Heating, Inc.
Wisconsin Fuel & Heating is looking for a hard-working, dedicated HVAC Install Technician to join ... Majority of testing instruments and power tools provided * Company provided manufacturer training ...
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