Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
251,700 1.4 % $22.17 $46,110 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.08 $16.43 $21.10 $27.23 $33.53
Annual Wage (2) $27,210 $34,170 $43,880 $56,650 $69,740


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 177,580 10.30 $21.48 $44,680
Direct Selling Establishments 8,790 6.73 $22.70 $47,220
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 7,820 3.45 $24.21 $50,350
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 7,260 3.70 $23.94 $49,800
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,280 0.18 $23.67 $49,240

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 177,580 10.30 $21.48 $44,680
Direct Selling Establishments 8,790 6.73 $22.70 $47,220
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 7,260 3.70 $23.94 $49,800
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 7,820 3.45 $24.21 $50,350
Facilities Support Services 1,320 1.00 $25.60 $53,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 130 0.07 $37.79 $78,600
Waste Treatment and Disposal 100 0.10 $33.11 $68,860
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 80 0.02 $32.16 $66,900
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 380 0.07 $31.94 $66,440
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 90 0.02 $31.53 $65,590


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)
Florida 22,160 2.97 1.57 $19.58 $40,720
Texas 22,060 2.02 1.06 $20.10 $41,810
California 19,010 1.29 0.68 $25.55 $53,150
New York 13,010 1.51 0.79 $25.55 $53,140
Pennsylvania 12,420 2.21 1.16 $21.77 $45,270




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)
Delaware 1,520 3.68 1.94 $24.36 $50,680
Florida 22,160 2.97 1.57 $19.58 $40,720
Maine 1,610 2.77 1.46 $22.24 $46,260
North Carolina 10,800 2.74 1.44 $19.08 $39,690
Louisiana 4,800 2.55 1.34 $20.35 $42,320




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 320 0.99 0.52 $29.91 $62,210
District of Columbia 360 0.53 0.28 $29.00 $60,310
Massachusetts 7,170 2.20 1.16 $26.99 $56,140
Illinois 8,140 1.43 0.75 $26.91 $55,970
New Jersey 9,170 2.40 1.26 $26.52 $55,170





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 7,330 1.40 0.74 $27.35 $56,890
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,460 1.48 0.78 $28.40 $59,070
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,380 1.95 1.03 $20.91 $43,500
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,690 2.18 1.15 $22.49 $46,780
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,660 2.02 1.06 $20.68 $43,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,520 1.91 1.01 $25.67 $53,400
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 4,130 2.32 1.22 $23.12 $48,100
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,050 2.20 1.16 $23.33 $48,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,040 1.02 0.54 $26.29 $54,690
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,440 1.97 1.04 $28.49 $59,270