Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

Install or repair heating, central air conditioning, or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating stoves.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
224,320 1.5 % $21.57 $44,860 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.74 $15.98 $20.45 $26.49 $32.18
Annual Wage (2) $26,490 $33,230 $42,530 $55,100 $66,930


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 149,540 9.06 $20.96 $43,600
Direct Selling Establishments 10,490 7.84 $22.20 $46,170
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 7,490 4.34 $22.10 $45,970
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 7,350 3.35 $23.48 $48,840
Elementary and Secondary Schools 4,690 0.06 $20.94 $43,550

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Building Equipment Contractors 149,540 9.06 $20.96 $43,600
Direct Selling Establishments 10,490 7.84 $22.20 $46,170
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 7,490 4.34 $22.10 $45,970
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 7,350 3.35 $23.48 $48,840
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,310 1.91 $20.93 $43,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing (8) (8) $31.82 $66,180
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 230 0.06 $31.07 $64,630
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 310 0.08 $30.04 $62,480
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 40 (7) $28.57 $59,430
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions 100 0.08 $28.26 $58,780


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 18,920 1.88 1.06 $19.03 $39,570
Florida 17,890 2.52 1.43 $18.90 $39,320
California 15,870 1.13 0.64 $24.39 $50,720
New York 14,580 1.75 0.99 $25.10 $52,210
Pennsylvania 13,190 2.41 1.36 $20.95 $43,570




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 1,650 2.86 1.62 $20.37 $42,380
Vermont 750 2.62 1.48 $18.77 $39,050
Florida 17,890 2.52 1.43 $18.90 $39,320
Delaware 980 2.46 1.40 $22.36 $46,520
Pennsylvania 13,190 2.41 1.36 $20.95 $43,570




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 540 1.76 0.99 $27.87 $57,960
District of Columbia 280 0.44 0.25 $27.75 $57,720
Hawaii 720 1.26 0.71 $26.48 $55,080
Massachusetts 6,660 2.14 1.21 $26.25 $54,600
New Jersey 8,460 2.25 1.27 $25.92 $53,900

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,610 1.53 0.87 $27.15 $56,480
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,750 1.90 1.08 $20.96 $43,600
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,470 2.47 1.40 $23.28 $48,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,920 1.03 0.58 $23.08 $48,010
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,860 1.75 0.99 $20.71 $43,090
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 3,380 3.10 1.76 $17.95 $37,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,370 1.47 0.84 $27.74 $57,700
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,330 1.98 1.12 $21.94 $45,640
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 3,000 0.85 0.48 $27.78 $57,780
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,910 1.76 1.00 $28.24 $58,740




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 1,000 5.18 2.93 $20.20 $42,010
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 380 5.10 2.89 $17.79 $37,000
Panama City-Lynn Haven, FL 320 4.72 2.67 $15.43 $32,080
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 350 4.54 2.57 $26.90 $55,950
Mobile, AL 710 4.22 2.39 $15.78 $32,820
Barnstable Town, MA 390 4.17 2.36 $25.02 $52,030
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 620 4.13 2.34 $15.13 $31,460
Harrisonburg, VA 220 3.89 2.20 $18.99 $39,510
Janesville, WI 230 3.85 2.18 $17.96 $37,350
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 160 3.72 2.11 $18.57 $38,630