Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
261,390 1.3 % $22.54 $46,880 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.29 $16.64 $21.46 $27.64 $34.05
Annual Wage (2) $27,630 $34,610 $44,630 $57,500 $70,820


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 186,100 10.30 $21.87 $45,490
Direct Selling Establishments 9,170 6.95 $23.02 $47,880
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 7,220 3.10 $24.19 $50,320
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 6,820 3.41 $25.13 $52,270
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,430 0.18 $24.02 $49,960

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 186,100 10.30 $21.87 $45,490
Direct Selling Establishments 9,170 6.95 $23.02 $47,880
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 6,820 3.41 $25.13 $52,270
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 7,220 3.10 $24.19 $50,320
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,490 2.01 $21.87 $45,480

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 180 0.09 $35.30 $73,420
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 370 0.07 $32.95 $68,530
Natural Gas Distribution 600 0.55 $32.31 $67,200
Educational Support Services 60 0.04 $32.06 $66,690
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 80 0.02 $31.99 $66,540


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 23,660 3.09 1.60 $19.37 $40,300
Texas 20,870 1.86 0.96 $20.28 $42,180
California 19,660 1.30 0.67 $26.09 $54,270
New York 12,950 1.47 0.76 $25.93 $53,930
Pennsylvania 12,360 2.19 1.13 $22.24 $46,260



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 1,890 4.46 2.31 $24.71 $51,390
Maine 1,850 3.15 1.63 $21.77 $45,270
Florida 23,660 3.09 1.60 $19.37 $40,300
North Carolina 11,020 2.73 1.41 $19.52 $40,610
Virginia 9,610 2.64 1.36 $22.34 $46,470



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 320 0.99 0.51 $30.43 $63,300
District of Columbia 430 0.64 0.33 $30.06 $62,520
New Jersey 10,030 2.59 1.34 $27.11 $56,390
Massachusetts 7,700 2.32 1.20 $26.85 $55,840
Washington 4,020 1.39 0.72 $26.81 $55,770




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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 7,410 1.37 0.71 $28.61 $59,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,100 1.26 0.65 $25.13 $52,280
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,040 2.12 1.09 $26.67 $55,480
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,020 2.10 1.09 $22.32 $46,420
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,620 1.23 0.64 $28.37 $59,000
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 4,560 2.50 1.29 $22.64 $47,090
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,230 1.49 0.77 $22.10 $45,970
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,130 1.84 0.95 $22.40 $46,580
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,870 2.08 1.07 $24.37 $50,680
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,780 2.11 1.09 $28.26 $58,790