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In Pennsylvania, the HVAC industry is one of the fast-growing industries, offering stable and well-paid jobs.

So if you want to work here, you must complete an HVAC education and field experience to obtain certification.

Here’s what you need to know about becoming an HVAC technician in Pennsylvania.

HVAC Programs in Pennsylvania

Because the HVAC profession needs highly technical skills, education and training will be extensive.

You’ll learn topics covering…

  • Installment, repair, and maintenance of HVAC/R systems
  • Inspections of the HVAC/R elements and diagnosis of issues
  • Relevant laws and building codes
  • On-the-job training

So if you want to learn the trade, enroll in an approved HVAC school in Pennsylvania.

The table below lists some of those schools that you can check out.

65 HVAC Schools in Pennsylvania

School NameAddress
Ashworth College6625 The Corners Pkwy NW #500, Norcross, GA 30092
Admiral Peary Area Vo-Tech School948 Ben Franklin Hwy., Ebensburg, PA 15931
All-State Career School | HVAC Training | 2 Locations in Pennsylvania2 Locations in Pennsylvania, Essington & Pittsburgh, PA 15122
Beattie Technical School9600 Babcock Blvd., Allison Park, PA 15101
Beaver County Area Vocational Technical School145 Poplar Drive, Monaca, PA 15061
Berks Career & Technology Center - West Campus1057 County Road, Leesport, PA 19533
Berks Career & Technology Center - East Campus3307 Friedensburg Road, Oley, PA 19547
Bucks County Technical School610 Wistar Road, Fairless Hill, PA 19030
Butler County Area Vocational Technical School210 Campus Lane, Butler, PA 16001
Camden County Technical School/gloucester Township Campus343 Berlin Cross Keys Road, Sicklerville, NJ 08081
Carbon County Area Vocational Tech School77th W. 13th Street, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Career Institute of Technology5335 Kesslerville Road, Easton, PA 18040
Career Technical Center of Lackawanna County3201 Rockwell Avenue, Scranton, PA 18508
Center for Technical Studies821 Plymouth Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19401
Central Pennsylvania Institute540 North Harrison Road, Pleasant Gap, PA 16823
Central Westmorland Career & Technical Center240 Arona Road, New Stanton, PA 15672
Chi InstituteRt 320 and Lawrence Road, Broomall, PA 19008
Columbia-Montour Area Vocational Technical School5050 Sweppenheiser Drive, Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Community College of Allegheny County - South Campus1750 Clairton Road (Rt 885), West Mifflin, PA 15122
Community College of Alleghney County - North Campus8701 Perry Hwy, Pittsburg, PA 15237
Cumberland Perry Area Vocational School110 Old Willow Mill Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Dean Institute of Technology1501 West Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15226
Delaware County Community CollegeMalin Road Center, Broomall, PA 19008
Delaware County Technical School at Aston100 Crozerville Road, Aston, PA 19014
Erie County Technical School8500 Oliver Road, Erie, PA 16509
Everest Institute3050 Tillman Drive, Bensalem, PA 19020
Fayette County Vocational Technical School175 Georges Fairchance Road, Uniontown, PA 15401
Forbes Road Career & Technical Center607 Beatty Road, Monroeville, PA 15146
Fortis Institute166 Slocum Street Forty Fort, PA 18704
Franklin County Career and Tech Center2463 Loop Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201
Gloucester County Vo-Tech School1360 Tanyard Road, Sewell, NJ 08080
Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center1500 4th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602
Greater Johnstown Career and Tech445 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, PA 15904
Harrisburg Area Community College - Wildwood CampusOne HACC Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Huntingdon County Career and TechPO Box E, Mill Creek, PA 17060
hvacredu.net (Online Training)P.O. Box 77, Heron, MT 59844
Jefferson Co-Dubois Area Vocational Tech100 Jeff Tech Drive, Reynoldsville, PA 15851
Lancaster County Career and Tech CenterSnyder & Metzler Roads, Brownstown, PA 17508
Lebanon County Area Vocational Technical School833 Metro Drive, Lebanon, PA 17042
LeHigh Career and Technical Institute4500 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville, PA 18078
Lenape AVTS2215 Chaplin Avenue, Ford City, PA 16226
Luzerne CCC1333 South Prospect Street, Nanticoke, PA 18634
Middle Bucks Institute of Technology2740 Old York Road, Jamison, PA 18929
Monroe Career & Technical InstituteP.O. Box 66, Laurel Lake Drive, PA 18321
New Castle School of TradesRoute 422, Pulaski, PA 16143
North Montco Technical Career Center1265 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale, PA 19446
Northern Tier Career CenterRR #1, Box 157A , Towanda, PA 18848
Orleans Technical Institute2770 Red Lion Road, Philadelphia, PA 19114
Penn Commercial242 Oak Spring Road, Washington, PA 15301
Pennco Tech8315 Otter Street, Bristol, PA 19007
Pennsylvania College of TechnologyBush Campus Center, Williamsport, PA 17701
Reading Area Community CollegeTen South 2nd St., Reading, PA 19603
Somerset County Technical Center281 Technology Drive, Somerset, PA 15501
Steel Center Area Voc Tech School565 Lewis Run Road, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025
Sun Area Career and Technical Center21st Century Drive, New Berlin, PA 16509
Thaddeus Stevens School of Technology750 East King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
Triangle TechP.O. Box 551, Dubois, PA 15801
Triangle Tech2000 Liberty Street, Erie, PA 16502
Triangle Tech1940 Perrysville Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15214
TruPower Inc., Training Svcs.PO Box 3952, York, PA 17402
Western Area Career and Technical Center688 Western Avenue, Canonsburg, PA 15317
Western Center for Technical Studies77 Gratersford Road, Limerick, PA 19468
Westmoreland County Community College400 Armburst Road, Youngwood, PA 15697
Wilkes-Barre Vo-TechJuniper Road, Plains Township, PA 18705
York Technical Institute1404 Williams Road, York, PA 17402

EPA Certification

Even if Pennsylvania doesn’t have a state-level license, you still have to obtain the EPA certification.

The EPA Section 608 Technician Certification is a mandatory national certification for technicians working with harmful refrigerants.

It has 4 types, and you can attain any one of these depending on the equipment you’ll work with the most.

For more information, check out our guide to the EPA certification.

Local-level Licensing

In Pennsylvania, the HVAC licensing requirements will fall under the jurisdiction of its localities.

For example, Pittsburgh requires aspiring contractors to obtain an HVAC contractor license before providing HVAC services.

So make sure to check with the local offices in the area where you’ll be working if they have special requirements.

Potential Salary

Like most professions, your salary will depend on factors like:

  • Employer’s assessment
  • Education and training
  • Skills and experience

Per BLS, an HVAC technician in Pennsylvania can earn an average of $53,840 annually as of May 2021.

If you’re an entry-level, you expect a salary of less than $34,600, while experts can receive more than $76,750.

In the table below, you’ll find the salary offers in 10 of Pennsylvania’s cities.

Annual Salary Range:

Average Salary of HVAC Techs in Pennsylvania

City NameSalary
Upper Darby$50,280
Lower Merion$50,280
* Salary information last updated 2024

Regional Salary

RegionEmployedAvg. Annual SalaryAvg. Hourly PayTop 10% Annual SalaryBottom 10% Annual Salary
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ1,040$56,600$27.21$79,890$37,880
Altoona, PA150$44,420$21.36$60,170$31,250
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA100$47,800$22.98$60,010$35,000
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA280$48,780$23.45$66,280$34,610
East Stroudsburg, PA170$52,760$25.36$66,520$36,520
Erie, PA270$52,240$25.12$76,050$36,210
Gettysburg, PA100$50,450$24.26$64,380$33,100
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA1,020$58,670$28.21$81,560$37,600
Johnstown, PA140$42,480$20.43$58,460$30,300
Lancaster, PA1,210$53,720$25.83$74,150$37,060
Lebanon, PA160$52,240$25.12$71,950$37,010
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD7,800$61,830$29.73$91,990$37,670
Pittsburgh, PA3,140$55,400$26.63$80,200$36,490
Reading, PA600$52,140$25.07$68,700$36,830
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA730$51,330$24.68$69,760$36,080
State College, PA310$48,100$23.13$60,360$32,910
Williamsport, PA190$51,060$24.55$63,150$35,350
York-Hanover, PA670$54,630$26.26$79,750$36,700
* Salary information based on the May 2022 Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, OCC 49-9021, BLS.
* Employment conditions in your area may vary.

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