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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.

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $12.44/hr
Median: $16.04/hr
Experienced: $22.77/hr

Current Employment
875 (2017)

Projected Employment
996 (2028)

Growth for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

2017 Jobs2028 JobsChange (2018-2028)% Change (2018-2028)
87599610211%

Industries Employing Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2017)% of Occupation in Industry (2017)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2017)
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors62771.7%21.5%
Federal Government, Civilian, Excluding Postal Service172%0.1%
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance161.8%2.8%
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors131.5%0.6%
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals131.5%0.1%

Occupational Skills

  • Test pipe or tubing joints or connections for leaks, using pressure gauge or soap-and-water solution
  • Observe and test system operation, using gauges and instruments
  • Adjust valves according to specifications and charge system with proper type of refrigerant by pumping the specified gas or fluid into the system
  • Test electrical circuits or components for continuity, using electrical test equipment
  • Test lines, components, and connections for leaks
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