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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
342,040 1.3 % $24.72 $51,420 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.72 $18.11 $23.43 $29.84 $37.46
Annual Wage (2) $30,610 $37,660 $48,730 $62,070 $77,920


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 249,430 11.20 $24.23 $50,400
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 10,650 0.74 $25.95 $53,970
Direct Selling Establishments 9,820 7.30 $24.76 $51,510
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 7,280 3.39 $26.32 $54,740
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 6,200 0.20 $26.38 $54,870

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 249,430 11.20 $24.23 $50,400
Direct Selling Establishments 9,820 7.30 $24.76 $51,510
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 7,280 3.39 $26.32 $54,740
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,460 1.84 $21.84 $45,430
Facilities Support Services 2,120 1.29 $26.86 $55,860

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 60 0.05 $41.32 $85,940
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 520 0.10 $37.11 $77,180
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 60 0.30 $35.66 $74,180
Telecommunications 110 0.02 $34.28 $71,310
Scientific Research and Development Services 420 0.06 $34.16 $71,050


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 31,710 3.61 1.55 $21.50 $44,720
California 29,650 1.71 0.73 $28.63 $59,550
Texas 26,690 2.15 0.92 $22.52 $46,840
New York 18,810 1.98 0.85 $28.68 $59,660
Pennsylvania 15,630 2.65 1.14 $24.94 $51,880




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 1,780 3.94 1.69 $25.23 $52,470
Idaho 2,670 3.67 1.57 $21.35 $44,410
Florida 31,710 3.61 1.55 $21.50 $44,720
Maine 2,120 3.47 1.49 $23.20 $48,250
Arizona 9,600 3.35 1.44 $22.87 $47,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 450 0.62 0.27 $34.59 $71,940
Alaska 310 0.98 0.42 $32.86 $68,340
Connecticut 4,780 2.87 1.23 $31.20 $64,900
Massachusetts 8,420 2.33 1.00 $30.42 $63,260
Hawaii 1,080 1.69 0.73 $29.56 $61,480





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 18,880 1.96 0.84 $30.39 $63,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 9,450 1.52 0.65 $28.74 $59,780
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 8,540 3.23 1.39 $22.06 $45,890
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 8,420 2.93 1.26 $26.50 $55,110
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 7,650 2.51 1.08 $24.34 $50,630
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 7,540 3.56 1.53 $23.28 $48,420
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,010 1.92 0.82 $22.46 $46,710
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,450 1.38 0.59 $30.46 $63,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,440 2.03 0.87 $29.87 $62,130
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 6,430 2.30 0.99 $30.53 $63,510