Vermont is a great state to start an HVAC career, as it does not require licensing.
If you live in this state, working in the HVAC field could be the right choice.
Let’s have a look at what you need to do!
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HVAC techs in Vermont can make about $45,002 per year while the best-paid earn around $50,992 per year.
The national salaries are higher, with the median one being $46,731 per year and the top average being $52,951 annually.Annual Salary Range: Annual Salary by Location:
|Location||Avg. Annual Salary|
Regional Salary in Vermont
|Region||Employed||Avg. Annual Salary||Avg. Hourly Pay||Top 10% Annual Salary||Bottom 10% Annual Salary|
|Burlington-South Burlington, VT||560||$59,590||$28.65||$78,360||$42,570|
* Employment conditions in your area may vary.
Make sure to check every city’s requirements before taking a project.
In Montpelier, licenses are not required.
However, you will need a permit for each project you take.
You might need to enter an apprenticeship program so that you can learn the trade, in which case one of the places below could help.
|Bennington Cooling & Heating||303 Depot St, Bennington, VT 05201|
|Center for Technology, Essex||2 Educational Dr, Essex Junction, VT 05452|
|Green Mountain Technology and Career Center||738 VT-15, Hyde Park, VT 05655,|
|River Bend Career and Technical Center||36 Oxbow Dr, Bradford, VT 05033|
|Stafford Technical Center||22 Stratton Rd, Rutland, VT 05701|
|Southwest Vermont Career Development Center||321 Park St, Bennington, VT 05201|
|Vermont Technical College||124 Admin Dr, Randolph Center, VT 05061|
|Vermont Technical College||201 Lawrence Pl, Williston, VT 05495,|
Any type of work with refrigerants requires an EPA Certification.
As per EPA Section 608, you can get 3 types of certifications, from which the Universal one is easiest because it never expires.
Check out EPA Section 609 if you will be working with HVAC systems placed in vehicles.
While you don’t need a license in Vermont, get as much training as you can to develop your skills.