Heating, Air Conditioning, And Refrigeration Mechanics And Installers

Training Requirements for Heating, Air Conditioning, And Refrigeration Mechanics And Installers

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers need a postsecondary nondegree award and long-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers
Percent
Less than High School 10.9
High School 40.0
Some College 29.7
Associates Degree 14.0
Bachelors Degree 4.6
Masters Degree 0.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.2

Employment Outlook for Heating, Air Conditioning, And Refrigeration Mechanics And Installers

This represents about 292,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 39,000 more heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 84,000 more.

Typical Income for Heating, Air Conditioning, And Refrigeration Mechanics And Installers

Hourly Income

On average,heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers make $23.23 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers $13.67 $17.04 $22.07 $28.35 $35.26
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations $11.63 $15.37 $20.89 $28.24 $36.11
Other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations $11.36 $14.82 $19.68 $26.61 $33.88
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers make $48,320 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers $28,440 $35,440 $45,910 $58,960 $73,350
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations $24,180 $31,970 $43,440 $58,740 $75,110
Other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations $23,630 $30,820 $40,930 $55,350 $70,480
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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