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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
324,310 1.3 % $24.12 $50,160 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.16 $17.56 $22.89 $29.28 $36.65
Annual Wage (2) $29,460 $36,520 $47,610 $60,900 $76,230


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 235,440 11.02 $23.61 $49,100
Direct Selling Establishments 9,920 7.43 $24.08 $50,090
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 9,420 0.67 $25.09 $52,190
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 7,010 3.38 $25.32 $52,670
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,900 0.19 $25.52 $53,090

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 235,440 11.02 $23.61 $49,100
Direct Selling Establishments 9,920 7.43 $24.08 $50,090
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 7,010 3.38 $25.32 $52,670
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,480 1.88 $22.19 $46,160
Facilities Support Services 1,830 1.18 $27.01 $56,170

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 120 0.10 $40.67 $84,590
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 300 0.06 $36.34 $75,580
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 400 0.10 $34.97 $72,730
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 40 0.11 $34.56 $71,880
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 60 0.32 $33.88 $70,460


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 29,650 3.44 1.54 $20.50 $42,630
California 27,720 1.63 0.73 $27.95 $58,130
Texas 25,290 2.09 0.93 $22.15 $46,070
New York 19,160 2.04 0.91 $28.74 $59,780
Pennsylvania 15,330 2.62 1.17 $24.94 $51,870




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)
Idaho 2,660 3.76 1.68 $20.50 $42,640
Delaware 1,620 3.62 1.61 $24.69 $51,360
Florida 29,650 3.44 1.54 $20.50 $42,630
Virginia 12,690 3.31 1.48 $24.14 $50,210
North Carolina 14,370 3.28 1.46 $20.76 $43,190




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 430 0.60 0.27 $33.47 $69,610
Alaska 300 0.94 0.42 $31.87 $66,290
Connecticut 4,170 2.51 1.12 $30.86 $64,180
Hawaii 1,050 1.63 0.73 $29.65 $61,670
Massachusetts 7,530 2.11 0.94 $28.79 $59,890





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 19,250 2.03 0.90 $30.69 $63,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,100 1.32 0.59 $29.36 $61,060
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 8,060 2.83 1.26 $26.74 $55,620
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 7,480 2.89 1.29 $20.78 $43,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7,390 2.36 1.05 $28.42 $59,110
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,160 2.01 0.90 $22.28 $46,340
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,800 2.28 1.02 $24.36 $50,680
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,220 3.03 1.35 $22.46 $46,710
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,790 1.25 0.56 $29.78 $61,950
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,760 2.15 0.96 $20.58 $42,820