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