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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: $13.92/hr
Median: $17.50/hr
Experienced: $25.97/hr

Current Employment
954 (2018)

Projected Employment
1,050 (2029)

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

2018 Jobs2029 JobsChange (2018-2029)% Change (2018-2029)
9541,0509610%

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

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2018)% of Occupation in Industry (2018)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2018)
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors68471.6%23.1%
Federal Government, Civilian, Excluding Postal Service192%0.1%
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors171.7%0.8%
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance151.6%2.7%
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals141.4%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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