HVAC technicians don’t need to get licensed in Montana, which makes things easier if you are considering a career in the field.
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In Montana, an HVAC tech can earn on average $42,286 per year, but the range can go up to $47,916 per year for those with more experience.
The average salary in the United States for this trade is $46,648 annually, with those at the top making around $52,858 per year.Annual Salary Range: Annual Salary by Location:
|Location||Avg. Annual Salary|
Requirements for Contractors
If you start a business you will need a contractor license, but only if you hire someone to work for you.
Montana does not require a license if you are the only employee, however, an optional general one is available.
While you might not be required to have a license to work in the field, you should get trained.
The following schools are a good place to start.
|Flathead Valley Community College||777 Grandview Dr Kalispell, Montana 59901|
|HVACRedu.net||P.O. Box 77 Heron, Montana 59844|
|Montana State University-Billings||3803 Central Avenue, Billings, MT 59102|
|Univ. of Montana-College of Technology||3639 S. Avenue West, Missoula, MT 59801|
Great Falls, Billings, and Missoula among others do require a business license if you are a contractor.
Make sure to check for regulations in your area.
HVAC techs who work with refrigerants need to get an EPA certification under Section 608.
Check out EPA Section 609 if you will only work with HVAC systems in motor vehicles.
The few licensing requirements make it easy to work in HVAC in Montana.
All you have to do is study and increase your skills!