Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
307,060 1.3 % $23.81 $49,530 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.00 $17.38 $22.64 $28.98 $36.22
Annual Wage (2) $29,120 $36,150 $47,080 $60,270 $75,330


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 221,640 10.76 $23.30 $48,470
Direct Selling Establishments 9,450 7.18 $24.14 $50,210
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 8,150 0.61 $25.33 $52,690
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 6,650 3.28 $24.12 $50,170
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,750 0.19 $25.21 $52,440

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 221,640 10.76 $23.30 $48,470
Direct Selling Establishments 9,450 7.18 $24.14 $50,210
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 6,650 3.28 $24.12 $50,170
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,590 2.06 $22.50 $46,810
Facilities Support Services 1,740 1.11 $26.70 $55,540

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 330 0.07 $35.93 $74,730
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 330 0.08 $34.70 $72,180
Scientific Research and Development Services 410 0.06 $32.62 $67,850
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 150 0.06 $32.24 $67,060
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 200 0.03 $32.01 $66,590


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 29,450 3.50 1.62 $20.32 $42,260
California 25,010 1.50 0.70 $27.09 $56,350
Texas 23,520 1.98 0.92 $21.83 $45,410
New York 18,500 2.01 0.93 $27.73 $57,680
Pennsylvania 14,120 2.44 1.13 $24.69 $51,360




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)
Florida 29,450 3.50 1.62 $20.32 $42,260
Delaware 1,530 3.45 1.60 $24.73 $51,440
North Carolina 13,890 3.23 1.50 $20.47 $42,580
Virginia 11,690 3.09 1.43 $23.81 $49,520
Vermont 930 3.05 1.42 $23.88 $49,670




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 350 0.50 0.23 $32.65 $67,920
Alaska 310 0.97 0.45 $30.79 $64,040
Hawaii 1,140 1.80 0.84 $30.07 $62,540
Illinois 7,680 1.30 0.60 $30.02 $62,430
Connecticut 3,870 2.34 1.08 $29.43 $61,220



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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 12,590 1.88 0.87 $29.35 $61,050
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,370 2.17 1.01 $23.27 $48,390
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,140 3.10 1.44 $22.81 $47,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,730 2.27 1.06 $29.18 $60,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,520 1.25 0.58 $30.11 $62,620
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 5,450 4.26 1.98 $19.59 $40,750
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,190 1.98 0.92 $21.33 $44,370
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 4,410 3.39 1.57 $29.96 $62,320
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,300 1.72 0.80 $24.29 $50,530
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,920 1.07 0.50 $31.36 $65,230


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 1,680 6.50 3.02 $20.94 $43,550
Wilmington, NC 730 5.94 2.76 $21.45 $44,620
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 630 5.90 2.74 $20.04 $41,680
Panama City, FL 450 5.59 2.60 $18.85 $39,200
Punta Gorda, FL 250 5.46 2.53 $19.04 $39,600
Lawton, OK 230 5.35 2.48 $19.18 $39,890
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 730 5.10 2.37 $21.71 $45,160
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 770 4.88 2.27 $18.36 $38,200
Salisbury, MD-DE 720 4.58 2.13 $22.36 $46,500
Manhattan, KS 170 4.58 2.13 $22.17 $46,110