Information About Heating, Air Conditioning, And Refrigeration Mechanics And Installers

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Training

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers need postsecondary vocational award.

Degrees for Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers
Training for Heating, Air Conditioning, And Refrigeration Mechanics And Installers
Percent
Less than High School 13.1
High School 42.8
Some College 26.9
Associates Degree 11.8
Bachelors Degree 4.5
Masters Degree 0.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.3

Employment

Represents about 308,000 people in the United States- 15.5% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 86,000 more heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 136,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers make $21.89 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers $12.80 $16.20 $20.80 $26.90 $33.10
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations $10.80 $14.40 $19.50 $26.30 $33.20
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers make $45,540 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers $26,810 $33,790 $43,380 $56,120 $68,840
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations $22,540 $30,020 $40,600 $54,770 $69,230
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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