Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Occupational Employment Statistics
PRINT:Print
OES OES Program Links

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
294,730 1.4 % $23.23 $48,320 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.67 $17.04 $22.07 $28.35 $35.26
Annual Wage (2) $28,440 $35,440 $45,910 $58,960 $73,350


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 212,810 10.68 $22.72 $47,250
Direct Selling Establishments 9,410 7.07 $23.61 $49,100
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 8,070 3.27 $24.90 $51,790
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 6,170 3.03 $23.90 $49,710
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,620 0.19 $24.71 $51,400

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 212,810 10.68 $22.72 $47,250
Direct Selling Establishments 9,410 7.07 $23.61 $49,100
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 8,070 3.27 $24.90 $51,790
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 6,170 3.03 $23.90 $49,710
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,810 2.38 $22.11 $46,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 350 0.07 $34.82 $72,430
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers (8) (8) $34.07 $70,880
Natural Gas Distribution 1,010 0.90 $32.33 $67,240
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 230 0.04 $31.68 $65,900
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 150 0.06 $31.58 $65,690


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 28,700 3.49 1.66 $19.55 $40,660
California 25,360 1.59 0.76 $26.32 $54,750
Texas 24,300 2.07 0.99 $21.18 $44,050
New York 15,930 1.75 0.83 $26.76 $55,650
Pennsylvania 13,160 2.29 1.09 $23.87 $49,650




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 1,860 4.22 2.01 $25.12 $52,260
Florida 28,700 3.49 1.66 $19.55 $40,660
Maine 1,870 3.14 1.50 $22.38 $46,540
Vermont 890 2.91 1.38 $23.71 $49,310
New Hampshire 1,850 2.87 1.37 $24.06 $50,050




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 330 0.48 0.23 $32.32 $67,230
Hawaii 800 1.26 0.60 $32.12 $66,820
Alaska 300 0.92 0.44 $30.59 $63,620
North Dakota 970 2.27 1.08 $29.05 $60,420
New Jersey 10,110 2.56 1.22 $28.08 $58,420





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,350 1.57 0.75 $29.05 $60,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,370 1.51 0.72 $27.26 $56,710
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 5,970 4.72 2.25 $18.64 $38,780
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,950 2.33 1.11 $22.17 $46,100
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,770 1.97 0.94 $22.96 $47,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,310 2.13 1.02 $28.35 $58,970
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,740 2.45 1.17 $22.77 $47,370
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,720 1.94 0.93 $22.94 $47,720
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,900 2.16 1.03 $29.04 $60,400
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 3,700 2.87 1.37 $28.99 $60,310