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Air Conditioning Equipment Operator - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Air Conditioning Equipment Operator"

How much does an Air Conditioning Equipment Operator in the federal government get paid? $65,014.96* *Based on the 2021 average.

Air Conditioning Equipment Operator was the 341st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 160 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2021, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Air Conditioning Equipment Operating, with an average salary of $65,015.

Government Air Conditioning Equipment Operating jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Air Conditioning Equipment Operating job is FWS-9, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-10. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This standard covers nonsupervisory work concerned primarily with operating air-conditioning systems for large buildings or complexes of buildings. Also included are jobs that involve the operation and regulation of cold storage and specialized climate simulation facilities. The work requires the ability to adjust equipment to maintain desired temperatures and humidity, start, operate, and stop the air handling equipment and centrifugal compressors or absorbers, and detect and diagnose malfunctions in equipment. Operators must know the purposes and locations of all equipment in the systems and the auxiliary equipment such as cooling towers, water pumps, air compressors, liquid circulating pumps, and fans.

Agencies that have hired an Air Conditioning Equipment Operator

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 160 $65,014.96

Air Conditioning Equipment Operator Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Air Conditioning Equipment Operator is $65,014.96. The highest paid Air Conditioning Equipment Operator made $94,583 in 2021.

Common Air Conditioning Equipment Operator Payscales

Payscale Number of Air Conditioning Equipment Operating Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 148
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 9
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System 3

Starting Paygrade: $11.13 to $30.53 / hour at paygrade FWS-9
Maximum Paygrade: $11.60 to $32.52 / hour at paygrade FWS-10

Other Jobs at the FWS-9 Paygrade

FWS-9 is the starting paygrade for Air Conditioning Equipment Operating jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-9 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Locomotive EngineeringFWS-9FWS-9
Heating and Boiler Plant Equipment MechanicFWS-8FWS-10
Mobile Equipment Metal MechanicFWS-8FWS-10
Utility Systems OperatingFWS-9FWS-9

Average Air Conditioning Equipment Operating Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for an Air Conditioning Equipment Operator was $47,619. Since then, the average pay has increased to $65,015 in 2021.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 5415.

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